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05-17-2012 11:10 AM
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Hello every one ,
I am in the last year of faculty of engineering , and I am doing now my graduation project
our project is about             ( optimum scheduling and routing school buses )

" the target of this project is to define the optimum scheduling and routing school buses deals with the significant question of how to transport students to and from schools in the safest , most economical and most convenient manner . the scheduling and routing activities are often controversial because the problem must deal with multiple objectives . As the number of school buses operating on the roadways increased , a number of problems occured.   many serious accidents happend which involved school buses which caused school officials to think seriously about developing safety guidlines for school buses . even though the vehicle routing literature in common has dealt with several objectives , the most related in the situation of routing and scheduling of school buses are :
1- to minimize the transportation cost
2-to minimize the transportation time
3- to minimize the total number of buses for transportation
4 to design the pickup and drop-off points

I am just bigenner of using GIS and don't know too much in network analysis
so please i want to know about this problem and anything you can help me to solve it
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i just wanna the tool what i need to design the pick up and drop off ( i have the attributes of student and school location and road layes ) , so what kind of network analysis to use, or any other suggetions ,
thanks alot
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You need to use the VRP solver for this.
You can read more about it here:
http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/Vehicle_routing_problem_analysis/00470...

and best if you run through the tutorials for that tool (Exercise 7 and 8). Details here:
http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/Exercise_7_Servicing_a_set_of_orders_w...

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thanks for  helping,
but my problem now is to design the pick up and drop off stations according to the location of students and i can't find this ability in VRB solver , so any other solutions
thanks again
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If you need to find the best locations for your pick up and drop off sites, then I suggest that you look at the Location-Allocation solver. The online help is here:
http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/Location_allocation_analysis/004700000...
and you can do the tutorial here:
http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/Exercise_9_Choosing_optimal_store_loca...

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