BARRIERS TO IMPLEMENTATION OF SIGNAL PRIORITY SYSTEMS FOR TRANSIT OPERATIONS: LESSONS LEARNED FROM ADVANCED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Traffic signal priority systems for transit operation have been shown to be an effective method of improving the efficiency, operation and attractiveness of transit. It is the hope of transit officials that by improving transit, ridership will increase as more people leave their private vehicles at home in favor of transit. Increased ridership can also lead to reductions in traffic congestion and environmental degradation. Yet, despite these benefits, many transit agencies and city traffic engineers around the country are resistant to implementing these techniques. This report provides a detailed investigation of traffic signal priority systems for transit vehicles and the many barriers faced when attempting to implement a signal priority system. Characteristics and guidelines necessary for successfully implementing a signal priority system are established. This report concludes by providing and evaluating strategies for overcoming the many barriers to implementation.
- This paper was published in a compilation entitled, "Compendium: Graduate Student Papers on Advanced Surface Transportation Systems".
Texas A&M University, College StationFaculty Exchange Box H
College Station, TX United States 77843
- Noyce, D A
- Publication Date: 1996-8
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 70 p.
- TRT Terms: Barriers (Roads); Bus priority; Implementation; Light rail transit; Public transit; Traffic actuated controllers; Traffic control; Traffic signal preemption; Traffic signal priority; Traffic signals
- Uncontrolled Terms: Barriers
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Railroads; Research; I73: Traffic Control;
- Accession Number: 00728851
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SWUTC/96/72840/00003-1
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 1 1996 12:00AM