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Planning rapid transit networks

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  • Laporte, G.
  • Mesa, J.A.
  • Ortega, F.A.
  • Perea, F.

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Rapid transit construction projects are major endeavours that require long-term planning by several players, including politicians, urban planners, engineers, management consultants, and citizen groups. Traditionally, operations research methods have not played a major role at the planning level but several tools developed in recent years can assist the decision process and help produce tentative network designs that can be submitted to the planners for further evaluation. This article reviews some indices for the quality of a rapid transit network, as well as mathematical models and heuristics that can be used to design networks.

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  • Laporte, G. & Mesa, J.A. & Ortega, F.A. & Perea, F., 2011. "Planning rapid transit networks," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 45(3), pages 95-104, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:soceps:v:45:y:2011:i:3:p:95-104
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