A Delay Model of Traffic Flow Induced by Buses Getting in and out of a Bus Bay Station

The behavior of lane-changing for buses has an effect on the traffic flow around the bus stations. Despite the growing literature on this subject, very few empirical studies exist on the mathematical models of the influence of buses on the traffic. The purpose of this research is to build a mathematical model of the delay of traffic flow induced by buses entering and exiting the bus bay. A bus bay in Beijing, China is taken as an object. First, the headway distribution is analyzed. Second, the process of buses entering and exiting the bus bay is discussed and a delay model is formulated combining the relevant theories of probability theory and calculus knowledge. Finally, the model is verified by conducting an error analysis. The study provides a theoretical basis for estimating the delay of the traffic flow.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 1230-1240
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2016: Green and Multimodal Transportation and Logistics

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  • Accession Number: 01606962
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479896
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2016 3:05PM