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Typology and literature review for dial-a-ride problems

Yves Molenbruch (), Kris Braekers and An Caris
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Yves Molenbruch: Hasselt University
Kris Braekers: Hasselt University
An Caris: Hasselt University

Annals of Operations Research, 2017, vol. 259, issue 1, No 13, 295-325

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Dial-a-ride; Demand-responsive transportation; Patient transportation; Rich vehicle routing; Real-life characteristics; Literature review (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.1007/s10479-017-2525-0

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