MODAL-CHOICE ANALYSIS OF AN EXCLUSIVE BUS AND CAR-POOL LANE-ABRIDGMENT

This paper presents an analysis that was part of an assessment of the impact of implementing an exclusive bus and car-pool lane through the US-30, I-676, and Lindenwold High-Speed lane corridor. Because the exclusive bus and car-pool lane were non-existent at the time of the study, its market area was not defined. The market area was delineated by using overlay maps of the market areas, traffic surveys and select-link analysis. Travel demand matrices were constructed for the market area for the project year 1976. In modeling the effect of implementing an exclusive bus and car-pool lane on modal choice in the study corridor, a binary-choice logit model was used. Two alternative configurations of exclusive bus and car-pool lanes were analyzed. An exclusive bus and car-pool lane preempted from the non-peak-flow direction traffic lanes; and, an exclusive bus and car pool lane preempted from the peak-flow direction traffic lanes. The results of applying the model indicate that the implementation of an exclusive bus and car-pool lane would yield nearly identical exclusive lane use whether the lane were contra flow or peak flow. The study further indicated that a car pool is the least significant travel mode in the corridor. Even the implementation of an exclusive bus and car-pool lane on a congested, but vital, arterial highway seems to have little real effect on boosting the market sharing of car pooling.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 27-29
  • Monograph Title: Bus service planning
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167593
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026512
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM