Practice summary: Improving bus routing for KIPP charter schools

Michael W. Levin, Stephen D. Boyles

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KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) provides school bus service to the majority of its students over a relatively large geographic region. We applied the Clarke-Wright heuristic in to quickly find routes that adhere to capacity and travel-time constraints. These routes improved transportation spending and reliability significantly over the previous routes that KIPP used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-199
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016


  • Bus routing
  • Public transit
  • Vehicle routing problem


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