Joint optimization of school bus routes and last mile services

School bus routing across multiple districts requires the coordination of many resources. In this project, the research team plans to understand the challenges in current school bus routing through a partnership with Allies for Children, and improve the mobility of students via decision analytical models and deployment of information technology tools. The team's main focus is to find efficient, safe, and implementable multi-modal transportation methods to help children move to and from schools. Last-mile and first-mile transportation is an existing problem in this context, due to the 1-2 mile walking distance between home and bus stops for some students, which poses safety and accessibility concerns. The goal is to design an analytical model to support the joint optimization of bus routes and last-mile and first-mile mobility services for students, and provide a deployment technology that can help connect students, parents, buses, and ridesharing services to achieve reliable transportation.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $93379
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747111

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility21 National USDOT UTC for Mobility of Goods and People
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Center Program
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  • Managing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility21 National USDOT UTC for Mobility of Goods and People
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

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  • Principal Investigators:

    Zhang, Peter

  • Start Date: 20200701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01738970
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National University Transportation Center for Improving Mobility (Mobility21)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747111
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: May 11 2020 10:25AM