SIMULATION OF BUS LANE OPERATIONS IN DOWNTOWN AREAS

An investigation of potential operational capacities of downtown bus lanes was carried out in Ottawa, Canada. The results could improve coordination between bus priority treatments within downtown areas and those on the major transit corridors feeding the downtown areas. This paper describes the simulation model that was developed during the course of the study to simulate bus behavior in a downtown bus lane. Several operating strategies were tested and evaluated. Depending on the strategy selected, a bus flow rate of 150 to 170 buses/h can be achieved. This flow rate can accommodate 8000 to 9000 passenger/h with acceptable loading standards, operating speeds, and existing standard equipment. Further tests and research are suggested. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 41-44
  • Monograph Title: Highway capacity, traffic flow, and traffic control devices
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  • Accession Number: 00183539
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026733
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM