Queuing Studies

A queue forms when the demand on a facility exceeds its capacity or the headway for arriving vehicles is less than the time it takes to service them at a specific location. Queues may be either stopped or slow moving, but in both cases, the result is delay. Queuing occurs in many everyday situations: at store checkout counters, drive-through windows, ticket counters, restaurants, and entertainment events. Queuing is present in all transportation modes and effects motorists and pedestrians. On streets and highways the queuing process is found at intersections, incident sites (accidents and disabled vehicles), bottlenecks, parking and drive-through facilities, and all toll plazas. This chapter focuses on how to obtain the input data required for examining the queuing process and it does not present a comprehensive description of queuing analysis methods and techniques.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This book was reprinted in 2000 by the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Robertson, H Douglas
  • Publication Date: 1994


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 347-358

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  • Accession Number: 01002915
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0130975699
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 11 2005 1:51PM