Transportation planning and scheduling for the 2014 Special Olympics USA games

Andrew Johnson, Yao Zhao, Xin Xu

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The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games were hosted in New Jersey. More than 4,000 athletes competed in 16 sports hosted across 10 locations within a 30-mile radius. We designed timely, convenient, easy-to-follow, and reliable bus routes and schedules to assist thousands of people with intellectual disabilities and their coaches to attend games and special events over seven days under a budget of $600,000.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-230
Number of pages13
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


  • Crew scheduling
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Mega event
  • Special Olympics
  • Transportation planning
  • Vehicle routing and scheduling


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