The Optimization Methodology of Bus Network along Metro Corridors Based On the Key Performance Indicators Analysis

The 7th Advanced Forum on Transportation of China

Author: Daizong Liu, Suping Chen

Abstract

Many large-scale Chinese cities are constructing metro systems now in order to solve heavy traffic problems. It requires a productive and effective way to optimize and integrate the bus network with  metro systems to form the unified  city transit network.  This study creates a methodology to evaluate the transit network bus route optimization based on key performance indicators considering three interest groups: transit operators, passengers and transit management agency. This study has been applied  in  Chongqing transit bus  network  optimization and integration along the metro corridors. The results show that this methodology well balanced the benefits among companies, passengers and network efficiency.