Research on Multimodal Transportation Path Optimization with Time Window Based on Ant Colony Algorithm in Low Carbon Background

  • Dongxin YaoEmail author
  • Zhishuo Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 617)


Green transportation has always been the focus of international attention. With the proposal of “One Belt And One Road” and the emphasis on logistics efficiency and cost at home and abroad, multimodal transport, as an advanced form of transport organization, has been developing continuously. However, there are few studies on carbon emission of multimodal transport in domestic and foreign literatures. In recent years, high-speed railway has become an indispensable way for Chinese tourists to travel, and the use of high-speed railway in the field of logistics also arises at the historic moment. Order is proposed in this paper for a batch of goods, by air, high-speed rail and highway combination of three kinds of transport mode, build the satisfying path capacity constraints, hard time window to minimize the total transportation cost under the restriction of the mathematical model of the total cost including transportation cost of transport costs, transport costs and carbon emissions, and using ant colony algorithm to solve the model, then use different local optimization strategy for processing, finally it is concluded that the optimization results are verified through the calculation example.


Green transportation Path optimization Ant colony algorithm Multimodal transport Mathematical model 



We are grateful for the financial support from the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2017YFB1400100).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Traffic and TransportationBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina

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