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Optimizing Bus Routes in Nicosia

Gavranovic, H. and Stojančević, T. and Kresoja, M. and Charalambides, M. and Miidla, P. and Lynott, G. and Mallinson, A. and Kyriakides, I. (2017) Optimizing Bus Routes in Nicosia. [Study Group Report]



In this report the conclusions by the team of experts that took the ”Trans- portation Organization of the Nicosia District (OSEL)” challenge are provided. The challenge was to identify ways to improve efficiency of the bus network and increase the utilization of the network by the public. A thorough analysis of the various factors that affect bus route planning is provided. Moreover, a demonstration of a simplified route planning problem is described in order to motivate further work on this topic. Recommendations are provided to the company on the way to move forward towards solving the problem of creating a bus network with increased efficiency and grater appeal to the public. Specific recommendations include the collection of a larger amounts of data that can be used to generate models used in simulation analysis. Data include demographic data on bus usage and bus usage preferences by the public. In addition, data is required on bus travel times, walking distance to the nearest bus stop by the commuter, and traffic data.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Transport and Automotive
Study Groups:European Study Group with Industry > ESGI 125 (Limassol, Cyprus, Dec 5-9, 2016)
Company Name:OSEL (Transportation Organization of Nicosia District), Cyprus
ID Code:714
Deposited By: Bogdan Toader
Deposited On:15 Aug 2017 22:36
Last Modified:15 Aug 2017 22:36

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