OPERATIONS ON FREEWAYS

THE SUBJECT REPORT DESCRIBES THE COMPUTER PROGRAM TITLED PRIFRE. THE PROGRAM IS USED TO EVALUATED VARIOUS PRIORITY LANE OPERATIONS ON FREEWAYS (RESERVING ONE OR MORE LANES FOR BUSES AND CARPOOLS). THE TOTAL PASSENGER TIME EXPENDED UNDER NORMAL LANE OPERATIONS IS COMPARED WITH TOTAL PASSENGER TIME EXPENDED UNDER PRIORITY OPERATIONS. THE MODEL HAS BEEN DEVELOPED TO HANDLE VARIOUS CONDITIONS SUCH AS: QUEUING AND NONQUEUING SITUATIONS; VARYING THE NUMBER OF RESERVED LANES; VARYING THE OCCUPANCY OF VEHICLES PERMITTED TO USE RESERVED LANES; VARYING THE DISTRIBUTION OF VEHICLE OCCUPANCIES, ETC. IN ADDITION, THE STUDY INVESTIGATED A POSSIBLE MEANS OF RELATING SHIFTS IN OCCUPANCY AND CHANGES IN MODAL SPLIT TO VARIOUS PRIORITY LANE OPERATION STRATEGIES IN AN ATTEMPT TO DETERMINE THE OPTIMUM USE OF LANES.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Institute of Transportation and Traffic Engineering
    Berkeley, CA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • MINISTER, R D
    • Ouaici, K
    • Lew, L P
    • May, A D
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 315 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00227034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7704
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM