The European Commission's DRIVE II programme into the Application of Advanced Telematics in Transport (ATT) includes a significant element of public transport applications. This paper will describe the achievements and plans of one such collaborative project - PROMPT - in which priority and informatic systems are being developed and tested in London, Turin and Gothenburg. The emphasis in all three cities is the application of individual bus/tram priority at traffic signals within traffic responsive Urban Traffic Control (UTC) systems. The integration of bus priority with bus location (AVL) systems, while well developed in Turin, is also being researched in the other cities. The paper will describe the key PROMPT activities, with emphasis on the work in London. This work is centred around the objective of providing bus priority within the SCOOT UTC system. Activities include the development and evaluation of techniques for bus priority in SCOOT, using off-line simulation, the design and production of the necessary software/hardware and system evaluation using field trials in representative SCOOT networks in London. Other activities include the provision of bus priority using AVL for bus detection; the system design developed in PROMPT will be tested in Southampton in the SCOPE/ROMANSE project. The paper will conclude with an outlook of the prospects for these integrated public transport systems in Europe. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 866258.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 197-208

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  • Accession Number: 00668676
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-259-7
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 16 1994 12:00AM