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Title: Typology and literature review for dial-a-ride problems
Authors: Molenbruch, Yves
Braekers, Kris
Caris, An
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: ANNALS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH, 259 (1-2), p. 295-325
Abstract: Dial-a-ride problems consist of designing vehicle routes and time schedules in a system of demand-dependent, collective people transportation. In the standard problem, operational costs are minimized, subject to full demand satisfaction and service level requirements. However, to enhance the practical applicability of solution methods, authors increasingly focus on problem variants that adopt additional real-life characteristics. First, this work introduces an up-to-date classification that distinguishes multiple categories of real-life characteristics. Second, the wide range of solution methods proposed in the literature is reviewed in a structured manner. Although the existing literature is reviewed exhaustively, specific attention is devoted to recent developments. Third, an extensive overview table provides full details on all problem characteristics and solution methods applied in each paper discussed. Fourth, lacunae in research conducted to date and opportunities for future work are identified.
Notes: Molenbruch, Y (reprint author), Hasselt Univ, Agoralaan Gebouw D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. yves.molenbruch@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/24042
DOI: 10.1007/s10479-017-2525-0
ISI #: 000415729500013
ISSN: 0254-5330
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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