Passengers travelling in public transportation networks often have to use different lines to cover the trip from their origin to the desired destination. As a consequence, the reliability of connections between vehicles is a key issue for the attractiveness of the intermodal transportation network and it is strongly affected by some unpredictable events like breakdowns or vehicle delays. In such cases, a decision is required to determine if the connected vehicles should wait for the delayed ones or keep their schedule. The delay management problem (DMP) consists in defining the wait/depart policy which minimizes the total delay on the network. In this work, we present two equivalent mixed integer linear programming models for the DMP with a single initial delay, able to reduce the number of variables with respect to the formulations proposed by the literature. The two models are solved by a branch and cut procedure and by a constraint generation approach respectively, and preliminary computational results are presented.

Optimization models for the delay management problem in public transportation

DE GIOVANNI, LUIGI;
2005

Abstract

Passengers travelling in public transportation networks often have to use different lines to cover the trip from their origin to the desired destination. As a consequence, the reliability of connections between vehicles is a key issue for the attractiveness of the intermodal transportation network and it is strongly affected by some unpredictable events like breakdowns or vehicle delays. In such cases, a decision is required to determine if the connected vehicles should wait for the delayed ones or keep their schedule. The delay management problem (DMP) consists in defining the wait/depart policy which minimizes the total delay on the network. In this work, we present two equivalent mixed integer linear programming models for the DMP with a single initial delay, able to reduce the number of variables with respect to the formulations proposed by the literature. The two models are solved by a branch and cut procedure and by a constraint generation approach respectively, and preliminary computational results are presented.
Proceedings of the Operational Research Peripatetic Post-Graduate Programme - ORP3 2005 Conference
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