A basic requirement to be addressed in the development of dual-mode bus transportation is the selection of system operating policies. This decision is of immediate concern because of its influence on system hardware and software design requirements. This paper evaluates a station service policy in which the decision for vehicles to stop at stations is made on a real-time, demand-responsive basis. A steady-state analysis of the impacts of demand-responsive station stopping, from the perspective of the system and the passenger, was performed for an urban dual-mode system. The results of this analysis suggest that demand-responsive operation has a more significant impact on system measures of performance (e.g., CBD station flows, vehicle kilometers and hours of operation). These results imply that operating policies for on-guideway, demand-responsive service should give equal priority to system design and operational considerations and to passenger service goals. /Author/

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    • This paper appears in Dual Mode Transportation, which is a publication containing the proceedings of a conference conducted by the Transportation Research Board, May 29-31, 1974. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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    • Kershner, D L
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  • Created Date: Mar 15 1981 12:00AM