METHODS FOR MAINTAINING TRANSIT SERVICE REGULARITY
This report describes the development of methods for transit planning departments and street supervisors to employ for maintaining service regularity (reliability) through improved scheduling and real-time control. An interest in developing methods which are representative, easy to use and cost-effective were important factors governing the research design. The research findings include both individual and collective issues which impact service reliability. The resulting information is integrated into a decision methodology which can be used to improve service reliability through the implementation of real-time holding strategies. A mechanism is also provided by which the transit manager can directly utilize the methodology to address current reliability problems. Tests conducted using the methodology indicate that it has considerable potential in improving bus route operations and passenger level of service. This is seen as being particularly important in these times of reduced subsidies for transit operations.
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 110 Eighth Street
Troy, NY United States 12180
Urban Mass Transportation AdministrationService and Management Demonstrations Program
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Abkowitz, M
- ENGELSTEIN, I
- Publication Date: 1984-3
- Pagination: 162 p.
- TRT Terms: Bus routes; Dispatching; Headways; Microcomputers; Quality of service; Reliability; Running time; Scheduling; Supervision; Traffic delays
- Identifier Terms: Urban Mass Transportation Act
- Old TRIS Terms: Line supervision; Operating strategies; Umta section 6
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; I73: Traffic Control;
- Accession Number: 00386311
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: NY-06-0097 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: NY-06-0097
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 30 1984 12:00AM