BUS PRIORITY SYSTEM STUDIES USING INSTRUMENTED BUSES (ABRIDGEMENT)

The evaluation of 2 bus priority techniques is reported: local preemption of traffic signals by buses; and preemption of traffic signals plus use of an exclusive, reversible bus lane. Data from 2 stages of operation, each associated with a particular bus priority technique, were collected and compared with conditions that existed prior to the implementation of the system. The data collected during the three stages of the project showed that the use of the preemption system resulted in substantial improvements and that use of an exclusive bus lane further improved the bus operations. Details of the data collection and analysis are outlined and the study results are tabulated. The measurement technique shows promise for widespread use. Both the hardware and software are simple and contain no proprietary constraints.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 60-61
  • Monograph Title: Capacity and measurement of effectiveness
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00162987
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025915
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM