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

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Selmin D. Oncul

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Selcen Ozturkcan

Department of Marketing, School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University

Demet Bayraktar

Istanbul Technical University

Dilay Celebi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: February 12, 2009

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Oncul, Selmin D. and Ozturkcan, Selcen and Bayraktar, Demet and Celebi, Dilay, A Review of Timetabling and Resource Allocation Models for Light-Rail Transportation Systems (February 12, 2009). International Conference for Prospects for Research in Transport and Logistics on a Regional Global Perspective, February 12-14, 2009, Istanbul, Turkey. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1362578

Selmin D. Oncul

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Selcen Ozturkcan (Contact Author)

Department of Marketing, School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University ( email )

Kalmar, SE-391 82
Sweden
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Demet Bayraktar

Istanbul Technical University ( email )

34367 Istanbul
Turkey

Dilay Celebi

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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