NEAR-SIDE OR FAR-SIDE BUS STOPS: A TRANSIT POINT OF VIEW

The optimum location of a bus stop near an intersection is defined as that which minimizes the sum of the cost of time to passengers and the operating cost of buses. Two cases, controlled and signalized intersections, are presented in this paper. A theoretical approach is adopted. A near-side and a far-side bus stop are assumed in the vicinity of the intersection under consideration. The relevant costs are calculated and compared. The location that minimizes these costs is chosen. The optimum location is shown to be dependent on the demand for boarding and alighting from the bus at the near side or the far side and on the expected delay to the bus. Some simple rules are suggested. The method is illustrated by a numerical example to show the validity and practicality of the theory developed. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 69-75
  • Monograph Title: Public transportation planning
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  • Accession Number: 00331063
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031036
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM