Running Rucus II on a Microcomputer

by W. Thomas Walker, Delaware Valley Regional Planning, Commission, Philadelphia, PA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation II


Since the preliminary version of the RUCUS II (Run Cutting and Scheduling System) was released by UMTA in 1982, the system has achieved considerable acceptance by transit properties. These implementations, however, were carried out on relatively large and expensive Prime, Digital, or IBM computers that fall into the categories 'mini computer' or 'mainframe. ' The IBM AT/370 extension to its popular AT series of Micro computers (successor to the XT/370) is a 'mainframe clone' which promises to significantly improve the cost-effectiveness of mathematical programming techniques used in transit operations by reducing the associated computer cost and improving the response time over mainframe based interactive operations. This paper reports the results of testing the public domain versions of the RUCUS II scheduling battery within an AT/370 environment.

Subject Headings: Computer programming | Interactive systems | Computing in civil engineering | Mathematics | Travel time | Public transportation | Batteries | Scheduling

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