A Review of Timetabling and Resource Allocation Models for Light-Rail Transportation Systems
International Conference for Prospects for Research in Transport and Logistics on a Regional Global Perspective, February 12-14, 2009, Istanbul, Turkey
6 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2009
Date Written: February 12, 2009
This paper surveys the relevant operations research literature on timetabling and resource allocation problems with a special attention paid to the transportation systems. The purpose of this review is to define the critical objectives, determine the key components and identify the key issues for developing a comprehensive mathematical model for timetabling of light rail transit vehicles in sequence with the assignment of drivers as an available resource. In doing so, the implications of the emerging timetabling research is discussed, components of the mathematical models proposed are reviewed, and the extend they reflect real business practices are analyzed. Finally, fundamental issues and primary elements of a simple model in association with general timetabling and resource allocation problems are presented.
Keywords: Timetabling, resource assignment, light-rail transportation, quantitative models
JEL Classification: M11
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