Working papers in Transport Economics
Congestion and scarcity in scheduled transport modes
Abstract: This is a draft text for a chapter in Handbook on Research
Methods in Transport Economics and Policy to be published by Edward Elgar
Publishing. It provides an overview of issues related to scarcity in
scheduled transport modes with emphasis on railways. The paper separates
the scarcity or time-tabling problem into two analytical parts. The first
concerns the challenges related with finding an approximate solution to the
mathematically challenging NP complete problem. The second generic problem
is related to base the solution to this challenge on the operatorsí value
of each departure slot.
Keywords: Time-tabling; Track scarcity; Runway scarcity; Willingness to pay; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: D61; D82; R42; (follow links to similar papers)
34 pages, November 22, 2012
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