Planning a Zero-Emission Mixed-Fleet Public Bus System with Minimal Life Cycle Cost

The variety of available technology options for the operation of zero-emission bus systems gives rise to the problem of finding an optimal technology decision for bus operators. Among others, overnight charging, opportunity charging and hydrogen-based technology options are frequently pursued technological solutions. As their operating conditions are strongly influenced by the urban context, an optimal … Read more

An exact solution approach for an electric bus dispatch problem

We study how to efficiently plan the daily bus dispatch operation within a public transport terminal working with a fleet of electric buses. This requires to formulate and solve a new variant of the Vehicle Scheduling Problem model, in which one has to assign trip itineraries to each vehicle considering that driving ranges are limited, … Read more

Delay and disruption management at ATM: technical details

Most of the local public transit companies have vehicle monitoring systems able to collect huge quantities of data in real-time. Typically, these data are used to measure the performance of the transportation system, and rarely they are fully exploited to improve it and to tackle disruptions. In this report we take into consideration the case … Read more