THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FUTURE BUS SYSTEM CONCEPT

ENTWICKLUNG EINES KONZEPTES DUER EIN ZUKUENFTIGES BUS-VERKEHRSSYSTEM

The aim of this study is to suggest comprehensive measures for the qualitative improvement of public transport bus services. In this respect it is fundamental that the interaction of vehicle, route/stopping place and operation should characterise the consideration of the system. After the compilation of a list of requirements from the user, management and general public viewpoints measures are developed to fulfil these requirements. In doing this two phases for the realisation of the measures are recognised: up to 1980/85 and up to 1995. Cost-benefit studies are carried out for the different measures. For calculation purposes cost-effectiveness analysis was selected. A sensitivity analysis was effected by varying the weighting factors in the user, operator and public sectors. For the further development of bus services within a system it is recommended that priority should be given to the introduction of special bus lanes and bus-priority measures in road traffic and the erection of bus shelters with a greater degree of comfort for the passenger. It appears that the diesel engine has the best chance for suceess in the future of all the power sources discussed. Regional bus services are considered as well as urban services. Due to severe rises in the cost of operation dial-a-ride systems have only slender chances of being brought into operation. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Tetzlaff Verlag GmbH

    Havelstrosse 9, Postfach 4006
    D-6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Publication Date: 1977-9-10

Language

  • German

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00307709
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 15 1981 12:00AM