Discomfort in Mass Transit and its Implication for Scheduling and Pricing

19 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2013

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Andre de Palma

University of Cergy-Pontoise - Department of Economics

Moez Kilani

University of Souuse

Stef Proost

KU Leuven - Department of Economics

Date Written: February 1, 2013

Abstract

This paper proposes an analytical formulation of discomfort in mass transit and discusses its micro-economic properties. The formula we introduce reflects real situations faced by the passengers, it has nice mathematical properties and it is easy to compute. The discomfort formulation is used to analyze optimal sheduling and pricing of transit in a dynamic model.

Keywords: public transport, congestion discomfort, timetable schedule delay cost

JEL Classification: R40, R41, R49

Suggested Citation

De Palma, Andre and Kilani, Moez and Proost, Stef V., Discomfort in Mass Transit and its Implication for Scheduling and Pricing (February 1, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2229831 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2229831

Andre De Palma

University of Cergy-Pontoise - Department of Economics ( email )

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Moez Kilani

University of Souuse ( email )

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Stef V. Proost (Contact Author)

KU Leuven - Department of Economics ( email )

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