A SIMULATION MODEL FOR PLANNING DUAL-MODE BUS SYSTEMS

This paper presents the outline of a dual-mode simulation model which will be helpful in the planning and design of such systems. The planning requirements for dual-mode bus systems are discussed in the context of the urban transportation planning process, and the adequacy of the existing tools are evaluated. It is concluded that the current software for transit planning-UTPS (UMTA Transportation Planning Systems)--Which is designed for fixed route and fixed schedule systems, can be utilized for a coarse analysis of dual mode networks, but is not adequate for simulating the demand responsiveness and station operations; further anlaytical tools are needed for such purposes. The simulation model is presented as a means of supplementing the current planning techniques. There is a detailed discussion of the assumptions built into the model and careful consideration is given to the process of implementing the simulation. For illustrative purposes, results of sample runs of the simulation are included in the paper. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning Transport Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  United States  27706
  • Authors:
    • Heintz, T J
    • Chatterjee, A
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00141071
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1981 12:00AM