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Allocation of school bus contracts by integer programming

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Published
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1996
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of the Operational Research Society
Issue number3
Volume47
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)369-372
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

When public transport is put out to tender, the task of allocating contracts to operators can be far from trivial. In addition to vehicle constraints, there can be group bids wherein a discount is offered for certain contracts in combination. An efficient integer programming formulation is presented which is then used to solve a large-scale real-life example.