OPERATING STRATEGIES FOR DEMAND-ACTUATED ACGV SYSTEMS - VOLUME I: DESIGN AND SIMULATION

A DEMAND-ACTUATED AUTOMATIC URBAN TRANSIT SYSTEM REQUIRES AN OPERATING STRATEGY (LOGIC CRITERIA) WHEREBY ROUTINE DECISIONS ARE MADE. THIS REPORT PRESENTS THREE CLASSES OF STRATEGIES FOR MAKING THE FOLLOWING DECISIONS: (1) SELECTING AN EMPTY VEHICLE TO SERVE A WAITING PASSENGER, (2) DISPOSING OF AN EMPTY VEHICLE IN A STATION, AND (3) SELECTING A ROUTE FOR A VEHICLE TO FOLLOW. A MAJOR DISTINCTION BETWEEN CLASSES IS IN THE REAL-TIME DATA NEEDS OF EACH. TO ASSIST IN DEVISING OPERATING STRATEGIES, A SINGLE STATION QUEUING MODEL WAS DEVISED AND USED TO ANALYZE STATION NEEDS FOR EMPTY VEHICLES; THIS MODEL AND THE RESULTS OF THE ANALYSIS ARE DISCUSSED. ALSO DESCRIBED ARE THREE COMPUTER SIMULATIONS DESIGNED TO EVALUATE THE THREE CLASSES OF STRATEGIES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 1, No CP 004/TPR 019, 217 PP, 57 FIG, 5 TAB, 5 REF,
  • Corporate Authors:

    Johns Hopkins University, Laurel

    Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road
    Laurel, MD  USA  20723-6099
  • Authors:
    • Roesler, W J
    • Waddell, M C
    • Ford, B M
    • Davis, E A
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

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  • Accession Number: 00241665
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 2 1972 12:00AM