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Transport commons: A community based public transport system

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Abstract


  • In this paper we present a generalization of the concept of car-pooling for a public transport system, in which members of the community donate their trips to the 'transport commons'. The proposed system will then match the passengers to vehicles based on a range of criteria, including trip times, personal choices and economic incentives. We develop an analytical model to determine the probability of obtaining a ride from the transport commons in a worst-case scenario. The results of the analysis as well as simulation study demonstrate that the transport commons can provide a practical basis for a dependable public transport service.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Safaei, F. (2012). Transport commons: A community based public transport system. 2012 IEEE 75th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring) (pp. 1-5). USA: IEEE.

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  • 2-s2.0-84865000625

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=9534&context=infopapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/2198

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  • USA

Abstract


  • In this paper we present a generalization of the concept of car-pooling for a public transport system, in which members of the community donate their trips to the 'transport commons'. The proposed system will then match the passengers to vehicles based on a range of criteria, including trip times, personal choices and economic incentives. We develop an analytical model to determine the probability of obtaining a ride from the transport commons in a worst-case scenario. The results of the analysis as well as simulation study demonstrate that the transport commons can provide a practical basis for a dependable public transport service.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Safaei, F. (2012). Transport commons: A community based public transport system. 2012 IEEE 75th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring) (pp. 1-5). USA: IEEE.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84865000625

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=9534&context=infopapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/2198

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  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • USA