Accession Number:

ADA050652

Title:

Transportation Planning: Network Models and Their Implementation.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

Transportation planning plays an essential role in shaping regional and urban lifestyle. Complex decisions regarding policy alternatives for railroads, shipping, airline, and roadway traffic can often be, and often have been, analyzed using network optimization techniques. In this paper, we survey applications of network algorithms to transportation planning, stressing networks models and their efficient computer implementation. We discuss recent contributions concerning shortest paths, minimum cost network flows, traffic equilibrium, vehicle routing, and network design and we enumerate several open research problems. Much of our discussion reflects an emerging theme in the analysis of transportation problems, the blending of ideas from transportation science, computer science, and operations research. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE