Friday, 30 July 2010

Algorithms for better public transport

It is always pleasant when an operational research project is commented on in the media. I spotted this in Boing Boing, an online blog which I find fascinating and also frustrating. The story is about a research project into better algorithms for timetabling public transport, and has the acronym ARRIVAL, meaning
Algorithms for Robust and online Railway optimization: Improving the Validity and reliAbility of Large scale systems.

ARRIVAL is hosted in Greece (here), but has been an international research project, sadly without UK involvement. It has produced several published research papers, as well as practical solutions to transport problems.

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