Author Archives: Willem


Streetcars Ahead

Streetcars (trams, tramcars, trolleys, trolley cars) are a very interesting mode of public transit that has been around for a long time, and is beginning to gain popularity. Many cities that had/have streetcars are re-introducing them back into their public transit, and mode choice seems to drum up the most public interest and debate. There

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Bus Route Dispatch

Optimize This: The Search for Trade-Offs

Note: This is part 2 in a series of posts about mathematical modelling of public transit systems. If you haven’t already, I suggest you take a look at the first post where I try to motivate the need for, and validity of mathematical models in public transit. Another Note: This post will make use of some basic calculus, however results

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Optimize This: The Case for Mathematical Models of Public Transit

This post is the first in what I hope to be a many-part series called “Optimize This”, intended to be an introduction to mathematical modelling of transportation systems. I hope you enjoy this post enough to come back and check out more. The goal of this post: To introduce you to the world of theoretical transit

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