This paper describes the development of a version of SCOOT to be tried in London and Southampton to provide active bus priority at traffic signals. The system is designed so that the balance between buses and other traffic can be varied. Information about the presence of buses is taken from either a selective vehicle detector with a transponder fitted to each bus, as in London, or from an automatic vehicle location system as in Southampton. In London SCOOT will provide both central and local control of bus priority. In Southampton all bus priority will be provided centrally. Detection, modelling and optimisation are discussed. Simulation tests and field trials are described. For the covering abstract see IRRD 865401.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 73-6

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  • Accession Number: 00668580
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 16 1994 12:00AM