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Realistic bus route model considering the capacity of the bus


  • Rui Jiang
  • Mao-Bin Hu
  • Bin Jia
  • Qing-Song Wu



This paper investigates the bus route behavior using a more realistic cellular automaton model in which the bus capacity is considered. It is shown that with the introduction of bus capacity, four new states appear compared with the previous works. The results enable us to conclude that the efficiency of the bus route system cannot be enhanced simply through increasing the number of buses. Moreover, it is pointed out that a proper value of the bus capacity can lead to the optimal configuration of the bus system. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2003

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  • Rui Jiang & Mao-Bin Hu & Bin Jia & Qing-Song Wu, 2003. "Realistic bus route model considering the capacity of the bus," The European Physical Journal B: Condensed Matter and Complex Systems, Springer;EDP Sciences, vol. 34(3), pages 367-372, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:eurphb:v:34:y:2003:i:3:p:367-372
    DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2003-00233-1

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    1. Giorgio Fagiolo & Javier Reyes & Stefano Schiavo, 2007. "The Evolution of the World Trade Web," LEM Papers Series 2007/17, Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy.
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    1. Curtin, Kevin M. & Biba, Steve, 2011. "The Transit Route Arc-Node Service Maximization problem," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 208(1), pages 46-56, January.
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