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A Stackelberg game management model of the urban public transport

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  • For the urban public transport management problem, based on analysis of the competition and cooperation relationship among operators on a common network, we establish a generalized Nash equilibrium game first; and then by analyzing the dynamic interaction between manager and operators, we propose a non-cooperative Stackelberg game model in which the manager is the leader and the operators are the followers. To solve the model, we transform it into a variational inequality problem, and the gap function method and the augmented Lagrange algorithm are applied. The given numerical experiments show the efficiency of the proposed model and algorithms.
    Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 90B20, 91A80; Secondary: 91B50.


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