BUS PRIORITY SYSTEMS

Information is presented on the various ways being used in other countries as well as the U.S. of giving priority treatment to buses and carpools. The types of bus priority considered include with flow bus lanes, contra-flow bus lanes, reserved bus lanes on freeways (sometimes reversible for tidal flow operation). Priority access to freeways and other facilities (eg. toll booths) and bus only streets, busways (segregated roads for buses only), priority at traffic signals (eg. adjustment of signal phasing to ease passage for buses etc.) other priority measures including traffic regulations giving priority to buses, etc, and comprehensive schemes incorporating bus priority with town and traffic planning measures. The recommendations to emerge from the study stress the movement of people rather than vehicles by freeing buses from the effects of congestion. Recommendations are presented regarding the bus priority and passenger time and operating costs, the effective utilization of road space, the integration of pus priority with town and transport planning, and the assessment of priority schemes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Published on behalf of the NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory

    Old Wokingham Road
    Crowthorne RG11 6AU, Berkshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Webster, F V
    • Bly, P H
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 223 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141258
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CCMS 45
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1981 12:00AM