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Simulating demand responsive feeder transit services: A case study of Braunschweig

Armellini, Maria Giuliana and Bieker-Walz, Laura (2020) Simulating demand responsive feeder transit services: A case study of Braunschweig. SUMO User Conference 2020: From Traffic Flow to Mobility Modeling, 26.-28. Okt 2020, Online.

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Abstract

Public transport systems in rural and peri-urban areas are in many cases characterizedby long travel times, low frequencies and irregular services. Because of this, motorizedprivate transport is often the only practicable mode of mobility in this regions. The use ofDemand Responsive Transport (DRT) as feeder systems to mass public transport modespresents a great potential for improvement. This paper investigates the potential of sucha system applied to a case-study of a peri-urban area of Brunswick, Germany. For that,the current bus line was replaced by a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line with DRT as feedersystems. In order to evaluate the performance of the proposed system and provide abenchmark against the current public transport offer, multiple trips to the city center withthe different transport modes were simulated. The agent-based microscopic simulationEclipse SUMO (Simulation of Urban MObility) was used as framework. The scenario ofthe DRT systems was simulated by SUMO coupled to a developed dispatching algorithm.The results show the potential of the proposed system due to the lower travel times, higherfrequency and grater service area. Travel times were even comparable with the travel timesof private car-based modes, which could lead to a potential increase in deman.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/141258/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Simulating demand responsive feeder transit services: A case study of Braunschweig
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Armellini, Maria GiulianaMaria.Armellini (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Bieker-Walz, Lauralaura.bieker (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7404-4861
Date:October 2020
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Demand Responsive Transport, SUMO, simulation, Offline, Feeder-System
Event Title:SUMO User Conference 2020: From Traffic Flow to Mobility Modeling
Event Location:Online
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:26.-28. Okt 2020
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Energie und Verkehr
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems > Design and Evaluation of Mobility Solutions, BA
Deposited By: Armellini, Maria Giuliana
Deposited On:16 Mar 2021 13:57
Last Modified:16 Mar 2021 13:57

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