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    Modeling Passenger-Flow in Real-Time Bus Tracking System

    Shalaik, Bashir and Jacob, Ricky and Winstanley, Adam C. (2012) Modeling Passenger-Flow in Real-Time Bus Tracking System. International Journal of Modeling and Optimization, 2 (4). pp. 432-435. ISSN 2010-3697

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    Transit networks in the real world are similar to data transfer across a computer network. In this paper, we present the similarity and differences between computer networks and transit networks. We have developed a passenger-flow simulation model and we tested the effects of transit services provided on passengers in term of delay and passenger quality of service. We present the passenger’s behavior at bus stops, factors that affect passenger’s interactions with buses, and the performance of buses. The objective of this research is to provide operators with improved metrics and better tools to manage the public transit network. In this paper, the overall transit network performance has been evaluated and summarized.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The definitive version of this article is available at DOI: 10.7763/IJMO.2012.V2.158 . Thanks are due to Blackpool Transport Ltd for facilitating this project and particularly to Oliver Howarth for his comments and feedback.
    Keywords: Bus tracking; passenger flow; quality of service; simulation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 4454
    Depositing User: Dr. Adam Winstanley
    Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2013 14:59
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Modeling and Optimization
    Publisher: IACSIT Press
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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