ERIC Number: ED042367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Developing a Computer Program for Bus Routing. Final Report.
Newton, Rita M.; Thomas, Warren H.
A computer-based method was developed that can translate available data about schools, students, and bus facilities into a set of bus routes and schedules prior to the start of the school year. Each route can be so designed via the computer model that student riding time and bus capacity constraints are satisfied at the same time that total bus travel (including running empty) and number of routes required to service all the stops are minimized. The mathematical models developed were programed in FORTRAN IV for use on a CDC 6400 computer and were applied to four schools. An efficient routing system involving six possible bus route origins and 96 stops was developed for one of these schools in 61 seconds using a CDC 6400 computer. A bibliography and program listing are appended. (Author/MF)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York Research Foundation, Albany.