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Advances in Operations Research
Volume 2015, Article ID 163495, 10 pages
Research Article

Passenger Traffic Evaluation and Price Formation on the Transportation Services Market

1Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg 198504, Russia
2Institute of Applied Mathematical Research, Karelian Research Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Petrozavodsk 185910, Russia
3Petrozavodsk State University, Petrozavodsk 185910, Russia

Received 6 October 2014; Accepted 17 January 2015

Academic Editor: Ahmed Ghoniem

Copyright © 2015 V. M. Bure et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper investigates equilibrium formation in the passenger traffic model. First, we propose an estimation technique for the distribution of incoming passengers at each stop with respect to subsequent stops of a route based on available information on incoming and outgoing passengers. Second, we employ the obtained information on passenger traffic to introduce a game-theoretic model of passenger traffic distribution with respect to transport facilities.