Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2015 Boyu Liu
Public transportation plays an integral part in a city's development, but transportation professionals disagree about whether it is feasible to increase the capacity of public transportation systems at a reasonable cost; and if it is, how. This study develops an agent based model that aims to answer this question and provide a framework to compare the effects of improvements in different aspects of the public transportation service. The results of this study show that it is possible to increase ridership enough to compensate for the increased operational cost, but only in certain circumstances. Interesting phenomenon that might have showed up in the real world arose in this model and are worth further investigation.
Liu, Boyu, "How Can We Have A Better Public Transportation System? –An Exploratory Agent Based Model" (2016). Pomona Senior Theses. 154.