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August 1996
Transportation Science;Aug96, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p179
Academic Journal
This article presents abstracts of several articles related to transportation, published in the August 1996 issue of the journal "INFORMS." The abstract of the article "Routing Trains Through Railway Stations: Model Formulation and Algorithms," discusses the Dutch railway network, which has experienced an explosive growth of train usage. An extension of the railway infrastructure is inevitable, due partly to the ever-increasing road congestion. Careful analysis of possible extensions of the railway infrastructure is a necessity because of the financial implications of the investments, the definite nature of an investment and the limited spatial possibilities in a small country like the Netherlands. Another abstract of the article "A Stochastic Formulation of the Dynamic Assignment Problem, With an Application to Truckload Motor Carriers," reports that the truckload motor carriers, along with railroads, taxi cabs, truck rental and other demand responsive services, have the problem of assigning resources to tasks over space and time.


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