Alaa Itani, MASc thesis, Civil Engineering, 2019
Professor Amer Shalaby, Supervisor
“Bus Bridging” is the most common strategy used to respond to public transit service interruptions by agencies in North America and Europe.
In determining the required number of buses and source routes, most transit agencies rely on ad hoc approaches based on operational experience and constraints. This can lead to extensive delays and long line-ups at affected stations.
This thesis develops a model for transit services to minimize delays by calculating:
- the optimal number of shuttle buses, and
- optimal route allocation.
Access via Tspace / U of T Libraries: Abstract and full thesis “Bus Bridging Decision-Support Toolkit: Optimization Framework and Policy Analysis.”
Supervisor contact information
Professor Amer Shalaby
Tel.: (416) 978-59077