A SIMULATION STUDY OF ALTERNATIVE REAL-TIME BUS HEADWAY CONTROL STRATEGIES

Bunching of buses, due to variations in passenger loading, degrades service and operating efficiency. A simulation model is developed of a single-direction bus route, including explicit simulation of traffic signals. Using a hypothetical situation, several strategies are tested for the control of bus headways in real-time. These are: 1) holding points, 2) skippnig stops, 3) selective application of bus priority signalization, 4) reducing dispatch uncertainty. The last two prove most promising. It may be possible to field test selective application of bus priority signalization using existing computerized traffic signal systems. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 41-46
  • Monograph Title: Recent developments in bus transportation
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  • Accession Number: 00178757
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902692X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM