CityLines: Hybrid Hub-and-Spoke Urban Transit System

Guanxiong Liu, Yanhua Li, Zhi Li Zhang, Jun Luo, Fan Zhang

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Abstract

Rapid urbanization has posed significant burden on urban transportation infrastructures. In today’s cities, both private and public transits have clear limitations to fulfill passengers’ needs for quality of experience (QoE): Public transits operate along fixed routes with long wait time and total transit time; Private transits, such as taxis, private shuttles and ride-hailing services, provide point-to-point transits with high trip fare. In this paper, we propose CityLines, a transformative urban transit system, employing hybrid hub-and-spoke transit model with shared shuttles. Analogous to Airlines services, the proposed CityLines system routes urban trips among spokes through a few hubs or direct paths, with travel time as short as private transits and fare as low as public transits. CityLines allows both point-to-point connection to improve the passenger QoE, and hub-and-spoke connection to reduce the system operation cost. Our evaluation results show that CityLines framework can achieve both short travel time and high ride-sharing ratio.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGIS
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems
EditorsSiva Ravada, Erik Hoel, Roberto Tamassia, Shawn Newsam, Goce Trajcevski, Goce Trajcevski
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Print)9781450354905
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 7 2017
Event25th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2017 - Redondo Beach, United States
Duration: Nov 7 2017Nov 10 2017

Publication series

NameGIS: Proceedings of the ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems
Volume2017-November

Other

Other25th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRedondo Beach
Period11/7/1711/10/17

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Keywords

  • Hub-and-spoke Network
  • Spatio-temporal data analytics
  • Urban computing

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