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Main Title: Towards a simulation of minibuses in South Africa
Author(s): Neumann, Andreas
Röder, Daniel
Joubert, Johan W.
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: After private cars, minibus taxis are the most common transport mode in South Africa. Especially for low-income citizens living in townships, minibus services are often the only possibility for mobility. Despite the great importance of the mode, there is very little knowledge of routes, fares, and the number of minibuses. Hence, it is difficult to simulate and to understand the influence of this mode on other modes and on transport planning in general.. is article presents the development of the first "close-to-reality" minibus supply model based on demand and street network only The approach adopts the survival-of-the-fittest principle, using a co-evolutionary algorithm that is integrated into a microscopic multi-agent simulation framework The successful application of the approach to a large-scale, real-world scenario in the Nelson Mandela Bay Area Municipality in South Africa shows that it is able to identify the main minibus corridors as well as to find robust service coverage in lower-demand areas The resulting minibus supply model can then be used for planning purposes (e.g., to investigate aspects of strategic, operational, or regulatory changes).
Issue Date: 2015
Date Available: 26-Nov-2018
DDC Class: 380 Handel, Kommunikation, Verkehr
Subject(s): multi agent simulation
demand responsive
complex system
evolutionary algorithm
public transport
Nelson Mandela Bay
Port Elizabeth
Journal Title: Journal of Transport and Land Use
Publisher: Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota
Publisher Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Publisher DOI: 10.5198/jtlu.2015.390
Page Start: 137
Page End: 154
EISSN: 1938-7849
Appears in Collections:FG Verkehrssystemplanung und Verkehrstelematik » Publications

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