Reducing Bus Bunching


Donald Eisenstein
Donald Eisenstein
  • Speaker
Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Event Information

Type
Research Seminar
Programme
Logistics
Date
Wed. 2 Sep. 2009
Contact
Time
15:00-16:00 hours
E-mail
Location
Mandeville Building T10-67
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Abstract

Buses have a tendency to bunch as they travel a circular route.  The result is poor service and waste of capacity.  The cause of bunching can be viewed as the natural consequence of poor dynamics.  We will describe ongoing research in how to apply simple rules to add "good" dynamics to the system.  This will help make the system self-balancing, so that buses space themselves apart.
 
Contact information:
Prof.dr. René de Koster
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René de Koster
Professor of Logistics and Operations Management
  • Coordinator