Bilevel programming in traffic planning: Models, methods and challenge
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- Migdalas, A. J Glob Optim (1995) 7: 381. doi:10.1007/BF01099649
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Well-founded traffic models recognize the individual network user's right to the decision as to when, where and how to travel. On the other hand, the decisions concerning management, control, design and improvement investments are made by the public sector in the interest of the society as a whole. Hence, transportation planning is a characteristic example of a hierarchical process, in which the public sector at one level makes decisions seeking to improve the performance of the network, while at another level the network users make choices with regard to route, travel mode, origin and destination of their travel. Our objective is to provide a review on the current state of research and development in bilevel programming problems that arize in this context, and attract the attention of the global optimization community to this problem class of imense practical importance.