Design of Feeder Route Network Using Combined Genetic Algorithm and Specialized Repair Heuristic
Source: Trinity College Dublin
In metropolitan cities an efficient integrated public transportation system is unavoidable to restrict unsustainable growth of private and intermediate transport modes. Well-designed feeder routes and coordinated schedules to minimize transfer time from the main transit to feeder buses play an important role. Past literature reveals that a heuristic approach had been popular for design of routes and had been applied successfully in a variety of network design problems. Nontraditional optimization techniques, especially genetic algorithms, are also found to be very effective in the generation of optimized feeder routes and schedules.