Distributed Holding Control of Bus Transit Operations Conference Paper uri icon


  • A distributed control approach based on multi-agent negotiation is presented to address the bus-holding problem. The negotiation between a Bus Agent and a Stop Agent is conducted based on marginal cost calculations. Optimality conditions are discussed in this paper. Finally, comparison between the negotiation algorithm and commonly used strategies are done through simulations, which verify the robustness of our negotiation algorithm to different transit environments.

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhao, J., Dessouky, M., & Bukkapatnam, S.

citation count

  • 8

publication date

  • January 2001