Intelligent Transport Systems – From Research and Development to the Market Uptake. First International Conference, INTSYS 2017, Hyvinkää, Finland, November 29-30, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

A Smart Application for University Bus Routes Optimization

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-93710-6_2,
        author={Alsayed Alsobky and Patrik Hrk\^{u}t and Miroslava Mikušov\^{a}},
        title={A Smart Application for University Bus Routes Optimization},
        proceedings={Intelligent Transport Systems -- From Research and Development to the Market Uptake. First International Conference, INTSYS 2017, Hyvink\aa{}\aa{},  Finland,  November 29-30, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={INTSYS},
        year={2018},
        month={7},
        keywords={Public transport Bus route optimization Intelligent transport systems Smart applications},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-93710-6_2}
    }
    
  • Alsayed Alsobky
    Patrik Hrkút
    Miroslava Mikušová
    Year: 2018
    A Smart Application for University Bus Routes Optimization
    INTSYS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-93710-6_2
Alsayed Alsobky,*, Patrik Hrkút1,*, Miroslava Mikušová1,*
  • 1: University of Zilina
*Contact email: assobky@eng.asu.edu.eg, Patrik.Hrkut@fri.uniza.sk, mikusova@fpedas.uniza.sk

Abstract

This paper aims at providing a comprehensive solution for the university bus routing problem based on the design of flexible routes that are proposed to minimize the walking distances for the students as well as the total trip time considering the traffic condition and study schedule. It seeks to plan an efficient schedule for a fleet of university buses where each bus picks up students from various bus stops and delivers them to their designated universities overcoming various predefined constraints. The proposed routing technique was validated on one of the university bus lines at the German University in Cairo (GUC). This exercise investigated the applicability of this technique as well as its efficiency to minimize the walking distance, waiting time, and the trip travel time as well.