Optimization strategies for transit systems in urban corridors

Yorgos J. Stephanedes, Eil Kwon

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SOLON-IO is a microcomputer-based interactive design procedure for the incremental optimization of performance of transit routes and transit systems based on the concept of elasticity and the total differential. The method is applied in an urban transit system in Minnesota and the selection of the optimum set of policy changes is illustrated. Using this method, the transit manager can determine the forecast optimum transit system performance through time as well as the optimum scheduling and pricing policies needed to reach the desired performance level. The data requirements of SOLON-IO include conventional socioeconomic and transportation information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-85
Number of pages11
JournalTransportation Research Record
Issue number1165
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988


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