A Novel Model for Bus Stop Location Appropriate for Public Transit Network Design: The Case of Central Business Districts (CBD) of Tehran


1 Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

2 Young Researchers and Elite club, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.


In this paper, a novel multi-objective bus stop location model is proposed, which considers not only the coverage of demand and minimization of access time but also the necessities of suitable stops for transit network design phase. Three objective functions are considered including minimizing (I) sum of the total access distance (time), (II) the weighted combination of stops, and (III) the number of stops. A sum-weighted method is used to solve the proposed multi-objective model considering the different scenarios of weights. A detailed analysis is carried out Tehran CBD to generate sensible stops results.


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