CORAL Seminar: David S. W. Lai, VU University Amsterdam

Title: Real-time re-scheduling for public transit

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Wednesday 20 May 2015,  at 13:00 - 14:00


Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V, building 2628(M), room 323


Sin C. Ho, CORAL

Speaker: Dr. David S. W. Lai, Assistant Professor

Affiliation: Dept. of Information, Logistics and Innovation; VU University Amsterdam

Title: Real-time re-scheduling for public transit

Abstract: The research is motivated by the operations of a public transit company in Hong Kong. We investigate how real-time information can be utilized in combination with historical data to improve the controllers' routing and scheduling decisions practically. A dynamic and integrated vehicle and crew scheduling problem is introduced with the following characteristics: 1) The travel times are stochastic and time-dependent, and its realizations are only revealed during the execution of the plan. 2) The schedule can be revised when updated information is provided or when unexpected events occur. 3) Motormen and trams are scheduled simultaneously. The objective is to maximize the route frequencies and mileage in order to provide good service to passengers, and simultaneously minimize overtime and mealbreak delays for motormen. To mitigate unexpected delays due to uncertainties in operations, various mathematical models are proposed for revising the schedules in real-time under a rolling-horizon framework. The efficiency and the effectiveness of the formulations are evaluated via simulation using real-world data.

Organizer: Sin C. Ho, CORAL