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The dial-a-ride problem: models and algorithms

Jean-François Cordeau () and Gilbert Laporte ()

Annals of Operations Research, 2007, vol. 153, issue 1, 29-46

Abstract: The Dial-a-Ride Problem (DARP) consists of designing vehicle routes and schedules for n users who specify pickup and delivery requests between origins and destinations. The aim is to plan a set of m minimum cost vehicle routes capable of accommodating as many users as possible, under a set of constraints. The most common example arises in door-to-door transportation for elderly or disabled people. The purpose of this article is to review the scientific literature on the DARP. The main features of the problem are described and a summary of the most important models and algorithms is provided. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Keywords: Dial-a-ride problem; Survey; Static and dynamic pickup and delivery problems (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007
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