Women in Transportation Series: Ilgin Guler, Penn State
March 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Many urban areas rely on bus transit to provide mobility to people. Transit priority strategies can be used to improve bus operations. However, implementing transit priority applications can often increase the delay of non-transit modes. Hence, the system-wide benefits or impacts of transit priority applications (TPA) are typically unknown. Moreover, the impacts and benefits of TPAs can change the mode and route choice of network users. This relationship between the effects of TPAs on traffic and behavior of the network users makes accurate evaluation of TPA locations challenging. In this talk, a bi-level location optimization algorithm that can evaluate and optimally select locations of TPA applications will be presented. Further, the accuracy of the optimization process is also addressed by testing different metaheuristic methods to identify an optimization method that can account for the interdependencies between TPA locations.
Light refreshments will be provided. If you cannot attend in person, join via Zoom