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%.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Rept. No. 3, PB-291139. Sponsored in part by Florida State Dept. of Transportation, Tallahassee.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Florida, Gainesville

    Transportation Research Center, P.O. Box 116580
    Gainesville, FL  USA  32611-6580

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Service & Method Demonstration, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Florida Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 1029
    Gainesville, FL  USA  32602
  • Authors:
    • Courage, K G
    • Wattleworth, J A
    • Wallace, C E
    • Michalopoulos, P G
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Pagination: 75 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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