Planning rapid transit networks

G. Laporte, J. A. Mesa, F. A. Ortega, F. Perea

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Abstract

Rapid transit construction projects are major endeavours that require long-term planning by several players, including politicians, urban planners, engineers, management consultants, and citizen groups. Traditionally, operations research methods have not played a major role at the planning level but several tools developed in recent years can assist the decision process and help produce tentative network designs that can be submitted to the planners for further evaluation. This article reviews some indices for the quality of a rapid transit network, as well as mathematical models and heuristics that can be used to design networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-104
Number of pages10
JournalSocio-Economic Planning Sciences
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

Keywords

  • Heuristics
  • Mathematical programming
  • Planning
  • Rapid transit network design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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