Service reliability is important to both the transit user and the transit operator. This report represents the initial phase of a study of various strategies for control of service reliability in transit networks. Specifically, this report focuses on: (1) identification of possible control strategies; (2) development of a bus network simulation model to enable testing of alternative strategies; (3) analysis of the relationship between passenger wait times and service reliability; (4) tests of the effects of network structure on reliability; and (5) preliminary tests of a limited set of control strategies. Major conclusions are: (1) passenger wait time is very sensitive to service reliability; (2) new insights have been gained into the causes of vehicle "bunching" along routes; and (3) a number of potentially useful control strategies have been identified.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Northwestern University, Evanston

    Transportation Center, Leverone Hall
    Evanston, IL  United States  60201

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Turnquist, M A
    • BOWMAN, L A
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 127 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/RSPA/DPB/50-79/5Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-80018
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM