TRANSIT SYSTEM CIRCULATION SIMULATOR: A PRACTICAL DESIGN TOOL

This paper presents a transit circulation simulation model to be used heuristically for evaluating and choosing from alternative designs. The simulator measures changes in the performance of a trial transit system that result from variations in the design parameters. These include location of transit nodes, demand flows, vehicle capacity and speed, location of routes, and number of vehicles per route. The model output includes system, route, and vehicle performance characteristics, number of passengers served, and their average in-system travel and wait times. A monitoring capacity provides information, at any time interval, for the number and location of passengers waiting for service, delivered, or en route. The time interval scanning technique is also used to trace the movement of vehicles through the transit system and to provide insight for the next trial scheme. The simulator is demonstrated through the analysis of a new transit system for a university activity center.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 28-38
  • Monograph Title: Innovations in transportation system planning
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  • Accession Number: 00141283
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902496X
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1981 12:00AM