Development, Evaluation, and Selection of Advanced Transit Signal Priority Concept Directions

This paper presents a process to define the framework for an advanced Transit Signal Priority (TSP) algorithm. For this study, traffic and transit agencies from a broad range of municipalities in Ontario, Canada, provided their views and expertise on various TSP-related issues, including practical needs, design implementation, performance measures, and challenges in developing effective TSP control systems. Based on their inputs as well as the aims of the project, a set of TSP control concept directions was developed that are characterized by different methodologies and technologies. A listing of selection criteria was also established to evaluate the proposed TSP concept directions. Using these criteria, a ranking and evaluation process was undertaken to select 1 final TSP control concept that is of interest to potential users of advanced TSP systems. The work described herein provides a successful example of a process to build consensus among stakeholders for advancing TSP developments.


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  • Accession Number: 01042204
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 21 2007 3:13PM