An intercity bus scheduling model incorporating variable market share

Shangyao Yan, Yu Jung Tung, Ching Hui Tang

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In this paper, we develop an intercity bus scheduling model for a variable market share. The proposed model, unlike the past intercity bus scheduling models, does not assume a fixed market share. Instead, passenger choice behaviors in competitive markets are considered. The model is formulated as a nonlinear mixed integer program that is characterized as nondeterministic polynomial-time hard. We develop a solution algorithm to efficiently solve the model. The test results, which are based on a major Taiwan intercity bus carrier, show the good performance of the model and the solution algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)921-932
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part A:Systems and Humans.
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2007


  • Adaptive scheduling
  • Consumer behavior
  • Intercity bus
  • Nonlinear mixed integer program
  • Nonlinear programming
  • Scheduling
  • Variable market shares


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