Fuzzy-Logic Approach to Estimate the Passengers’ Preference when Choosing a Bus Line within the Public Transport System

https://doi.org/10.26552/com.C.2021.3.A150-A157

Keywords: public transport, preference estimation, fuzzy sets, membership function

Abstract

For the developed system of public transport, the passengers, as the customers, have a variety of alternatives when choosing the transport mode or even the route for the given mode of public transport. The estimation of the passengers’ preference is the key task for transportation planners for solving the wide range of optimization problems in the field of public transport. A methodology for estimation of the passengers’ preference when choosing the bus line within a public transport system is developed in this paper. The proposed approach is based on the fuzzy-logic mathematical apparatus and uses the surveys’ data to calculate the membership functions defining the passengers’ preference. The case study of the passengers’ survey, held in Talas (Kazakhstan), is used to illustrate the developed methodology.

Author Biographies

Vitalii Naumov

Faculty of Civil Engineering, Cracow University of Technology, Cracow, Poland

Baurzhan Zhamanbayev

Kazakh Academy of Transport and Communications, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Dinara Agabekova

Eurasian Technological University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Zhumazhan Zhanbirov

Central-Asian University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Igor Taran

Department of Transport Management, Dnipro University of Technology, Dnipro, Ukraine

Published
2021-07-01
How to Cite
Vitalii Naumov, Baurzhan Zhamanbayev, Dinara Agabekova, Zhumazhan Zhanbirov, & Igor Taran. (2021). Fuzzy-Logic Approach to Estimate the Passengers’ Preference when Choosing a Bus Line within the Public Transport System. Communications - Scientific Letters of the University of Zilina, 23(3), A150-A157. https://doi.org/10.26552/com.C.2021.3.A150-A157
Section
Operation and Economics in Transport