BUS OPERATIONS AND ENERGY CONSERVATION

A study is described which evaluated two types of bus operation strategy: (1) The elimination of 50 percent of the scheduled bus stops on the route and the relocation of the remaining ones for more efficient operations; (2) the elimination of the stops a bus makes at signalized intersections. The first strategy involves a trade-off between lowering the level of service and improving efficiency of operation; this study provides a quantitative basis on which to make such decisions. The second strategy may be implemented in one of 2 ways: to permit a bus to preempt the traffic signal, and the other to design traffic signal timings. Study details related to bus path, bus stop locations and service times, traffic signal system, and a fuel consumption model are given, and bus operation strategies are outlined.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Traffic Engineers

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20006
  • Authors:
    • Muzyka, A
    • Fantasia, J F
    • Goodman, J M
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 18-22
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129367
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM