DEVELOPMENT OF A SIMULATION MODEL FOR PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF BUS OPERATION ON URBAN TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR

This paper presents the development of a computer simulation model for performance evaluation of bus operations on urban transportation corridors. The model is developed in FORTRAN 77 language. It consists of a main programme and eight sub programmes. The parameters required as input for this model are traffic flow characteristics, geometric characteristics of corridors, number and type of intersections, delay at intersections, traffic composition and vehicle occupancy, etc. The parameters considered for performance evaluation are mean overall bus speed, mean passenger waiting time, running index (RI), passenger waiting index (PWI) and efficiency index (EI). The model has been applied to evaluate alternative management strategies and traffic control plans to improve the efficiency of bus operations on corridors. The applicability of the model to test the efficacy of certain bus management proposals is demonstrated in the present paper through a case study of Ring Road in Delhi.

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  • Authors:
    • Agarwal, P K
    • Jain, S S
    • Khanna, S K
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  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 759-776

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727099
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1996 12:00AM