BUS CONTROL: A REVIEW OF PRESENT KNOWLEDGE

The routes where bus control will lead to the greatest benefit are the heavily congested, high frequency routes in urban areas. The types of control system considered are: (1) roadside inspector systems, which are efficient when operated effectively (however, their use is likely to decline owing to high staff costs.); (2) centralised systems relying primarily on the use of radio-telephones, which is potentially the cheapest method of control in many instances (however, their effectiveness depends on the accuracy of information passed to the controller and the ability to maintain effective supervisory control if roadside staff are withdrawn); and (3) centralised systems relying on the use of radio-telephones in conjunction with some form of vehicle monitoring. Some experimental systems introduced in the UK were unnecessarily complex. A possible low cost system is outlined. Various manipulatory control actions, together with comments on their potential limitations, are given. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 9th Annual Sominar on Public Transport Operations Research, July 6-8, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Leeds

    School of Geography, Woodhouse Lane
    Leeds, West Yorkshire  England  LS2 9JT
  • Authors:
    • Finnamore, A J
    • Jackson, R L
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 41-52

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193921
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1981 12:00AM