NOTES ON THE THEORETICAL DYNAMICS OF INTERMITTENT PUBLIC PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

This review paper examines the state of the art on the dynamics of vehicle pairing on bus, rapid-transit and elevator systems. Through examination of the limitations of analytic models of pairing, a description is developed of the dynamic interactions that produce vehicle pairing. Empirical evidence is presented to suggest that variability in vehicle journey time is a contributory factor. An evaluation of the consequences of pairing for passengers concludes that experiments investigating regulation of pairing should not only monitor passenger waiting times, but also measure passenger journey times and the degree of interdependence between these trip time components. (Author/TRRL)

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,    
  • Authors:
    • Boyd, C W
  • Publication Date: 1983-9

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00382718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM