An Interactive System for Extra-Urban Vehicle and Crew Scheduling Problems
The problem of determining a feasible schedule of vehicles and crews, to cover the service requirements at minimum cost, lies at the core of operations management in mass transit agencies. Computer-aided systems have been regarded by company managers as potentially helpful tools for schedulers, aimed at achieving a number of profitable effects: to speed-up the time consuming manual planning process; to improve the quality of the schedules obtained; to perform “what-if” cost analyses with respect to changes in the timetable, cost parameters, driver regulations, depots locations and capacities; to increase the level of integration of the Management Information System.
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