Evaluation of zoning design with transfers for paratransit services

Chung Wei Shen, Luca Quadrifoglio

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This paper evaluates the effects of including transfers between service zones on overall service performance in a paratransit system. Transfers were included to improve the operational efficiency of a system when maintenance of a desirable zoning structure was obligatory. This proposed innovative service design was compared with more traditional cases of no transfer zoning and no zoning. A set of instances was generated from demand data obtained from the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas, and evaluated through simulation analyses. The results demonstrated that under a zoning structure, this transfer design (in comparison with a nontransfer design) provided noticeable improvements in efficiency measures and better passenger trips per vehicle revenue hour while maintaining a minimum customer service standard; however, the overall performance of the no-zoning strategy used by the Houston, Texas, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County performed the best, on average.

頁(從 - 到)82-89
期刊Transportation Research Record
出版狀態Published - 2012 1月 12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 土木與結構工程
  • 機械工業


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