DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF SERVICE POLICIES FOR MEDIUM-HEADWAY AUTOMATED RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS

Two innovative service policies--the dynamically scheduled service and the advanced scheduled service--were developed for these systems combining the features of scheduled and demand services. These operate a large number of fixed service routes formed by connecting station groupings in the network. The level of service provided by these policies, the system operating and design requirements and the network performance characteristics were evaluated using three typical networks and a set of eight computer programs. Dynamic scheduling provided a high level of service with a low passenger waiting time at the stations and no requirement for passenger transfers. Advanced scheduling provided a marginally lower service level but resulted in higher vehicle occupancies and substantial reduction in fleet requirements.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the International Conference on Personal Rapid Transit, Denver, Colorado, September 16-19, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Colorado, Boulder

    Center for Urban Transportation Studies
    Boulder, CO  USA  80302
  • Authors:
    • Thangavelu, K
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165030
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol 1, Pap 20 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1982 12:00AM