Elise Miller-Hooks

Publications: Journal 61

“Optimizing Ridesharing Services for Airport Access”

Transportation Research Record 2467, 157-167.
Feng, L., E. Miller-Hooks, P. Schonfeld and M. Mohebbi (2014)

Pub61This paper addresses the problem of optimally routing and scheduling airport shuttle vehicles that offer pickup and dropoff services to customers through ridesharing. This problem, which is a version of the Dial-A-Ride Problem (DARP), is formulated as a mixed integer program. An exact solution approach applying constraint programming within a column generation framework is proposed, as well as adaptations of two existing heuristics, for its solution. Implementations of the mathematical program and proposed solution approaches for three different operational policies are presented. Performance of the proposed approaches in terms of computational requirements and solution quality is evaluated on a real-world case study involving service records for one service day out of Washington Dulles International Airport provided by an actual airport shuttle service provider. Results show that the heuristics provide good approximations to the exact solution.


Elise Miller-Hooks, Ph.D.
Bill & Eleanor Hazel Chair in Infrastructure Engineering

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Email: miller@gmu.edu

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