IMPROVING MASS TRANSIT OPERATIONS THROUGH TRAFFIC ENGINEERING

TRANSIT SPEED AND DELAY STUDIES, LOADING, UNLOADING, AND OPERATIONAL ANALYSIS OF TRANSIT LINES ARE CONDUCTED BY THE DIVISION OF TRAFFIC ENGINEERING IN COOPERATION WITH THE COLUMBUS TRANSIT COMPANY (CTC) IN COLUMBUS, OHIO. THE CTC CARRIES ABOUT 32 MILLION PASSENGERS AND TRAVELS 7.5 MILLION MILES PER YEAR, ALL ON CITY STREETS. DATA ARE PRESENTED FROM THE BUS LINE'S TRANSIT OPERATIONAL ANALYSIS FORM ON SUMMARIES OF: REASONS FOR DELAY, SPEED DELAY STUDIES, SPEED COMPARISON OF REGULAR VS. NONREGULAR DRIVERS, AND BUS STOP UTILIZATION. THE STUDY CONCLUDES THAT GUIDELINES CAN BE SET UP FOR TRAFFIC ENGINEERING ACTIONS RELATED TO TRANSIT OPERATIONS. NO ONE BUS STOP IS BEST IN ALL CASES AND WARRANTS CAN BE AND WILL BE FOUND FOR NEAR SIDE, FAR SIDE, AND MID-BLOCK BUS STOPS. THE MOST EFFICIENT TRANSIT OPERATION CAN BE ACHIEVED THROUGH CLOSE COOPERATION BETWEEN THE TRANSIT COMPANY AND THE TRAFFIC ENGINEER.

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  • Accession Number: 00241161
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1994 12:00AM