I-95/NW 7TH AVENUE BUS/CAR POOL SYSTEMS DEMONSTRATION PROJECT REPORT I-2. EFFECTS OF NW 7TH AVENUE BUS PRIORITY SYSTEMS ON BUS TRAVEL TIMES AND SCHEDULE VARIABILITY
Bus priority techniques have been widely implemented in recent years in an effort to improve the effectiveness of public transportation. To facilitate the evaluation of bus priority operations, a new automated technique for data recording and analysis was developed and applied to a demonstration project in Miami, Florida, in which two schemes were evaluated. The first involved preemption of 35 traffic signals along an arterial route. In the second, an exclusive bus lane was added to the system, with the signal preemption features retained. The measures of effectiveness used to evaluate the two bus priority techniques include speed, delay, travel time, fuel consumption, and comfort measures such as speed noise, number of stops, and speed changes. It was found that both priority techniques resulted in significant improvement in all of the measures of effectiveness. The most dramatic improvement occurred in the number of unscheduled stops, which were reduced by 87%.
- See also Rept. No. 3, PB-291139. Sponsored in part by Florida State Dept. of Transportation, Tallahassee.
University of Florida, GainesvilleTransportation Research Center, P.O. Box 116580
Gainesville, FL USA 32611-6580
Urban Mass Transportation AdministrationOffice of Service & Method Demonstration, 400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC USA 20590
Gainesville, FL USA 32602
- Courage, K G
- Wattleworth, J A
- Wallace, C E
- Michalopoulos, P G
- Publication Date: 1978-9
- Pagination: 75 p.
- TRT Terms: Bus lanes; Bus priority; Carpools; Comfort; Data collection; Demonstration projects; Express buses; Fuel consumption; Mathematical analysis; Performance evaluations; Public transit; Speed; Traffic signal timing; Travel time
- Uncontrolled Terms: Data analysis
- Geographic Terms: Miami (Florida)
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00190933
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-FL-06-0006-78-2Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Mar 28 2003 12:00AM