This paper seeks to investigate by means of queueing theory the adequacy of present design criteria in the assessment of capacity requirements for local bus terminals. Queueing theory can be applied to real operating problems to investigate the number and extent of the provision of bus positions together with the associated provision for passenger waiting lines for local bus terminals. Several practical examples are given to illustrate the nature of the model and the use of data in calibrating a simple modal for a bus terminal. Natural extensions of the modal to more complicated terminals and to modelling short term peaks in demand are briefly discussed. The conventional queueing theory approach is compared with the merits of a simulation type approach and the applicability of both of them is considered against the need for defining appropriate standards.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, August 15-19, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Rice, P
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00150444
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM