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Discomfort in mass transit and its implication for scheduling and pricing

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  • André De Palma

    () (ENS Cachan - École normale supérieure - Cachan)

  • Moez Kilani

    (EQUIPPE - Economie Quantitative, Intégration, Politiques Publiques et Econométrie - Université de Lille, Sciences et Technologies - Université de Lille, Sciences Humaines et Sociales - PRES Université Lille Nord de France - Université de Lille, Droit et Santé)

  • Stef Proost

    (Center for Economic Studies - CES - KU Leuven - CES - KU Leuven)

Abstract

This paper proposes an analytical formulation of discomfort in mass transit and discusses its micro-economic properties. The formula we introduce reflects real situations faced by the passengers, it has nice mathematical properties and it is easy to compute. The discomfort formulation is used to analyze optimal scheduling and pricing of transit in a dynamic model.

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  • André De Palma & Moez Kilani & Stef Proost, 2013. "Discomfort in mass transit and its implication for scheduling and pricing," Working Papers hal-00784303, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:wpaper:hal-00784303
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    Public transport; congestion discomfort; timetable schedul delay cost;

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