Decomposition Approach to Bus Network Design

by Jende Augustine Hsu, (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Illinois Inst. of Tech., Chicago, Ill.,
Vasant H. Surti, (M.ASCE), Program Director; Center for Urban Transportation Studies and Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Colorado, Denver, Colo.,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 4, Pg. 447-459

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper presents a decomposition approach to bus network design in which the task of network design is accomplished through the optimization of a series of subproblems. Bus routes are classified into several types, each having a different development priority. The basis design unit in the proposed approach is a development stage. Only one type of bus route is to be considered in each stage. After the number of bus routes to be included in each stage is determined, the origins and destinations of potential routes are identified. Optimal alignment connecting each pair or origin and destination is subsequently located.

Subject Headings: Decomposition | Buses | Alignment

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