CONTROL OF SERVICE RELIABILITY IN TRANSIT NETWORKS
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.
Northwestern University, EvanstonTransportation Center, Leverone Hall
Evanston, IL United States 60201
Department of TransportationOffice of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Turnquist, M A
- BOWMAN, L A
- Publication Date: 1979-3
- Pagination: 127 p.
- TRT Terms: Bus transit; Buses; Control; Economic efficiency; Level of service; Mathematical models; Network analysis (Planning); Networks; Operations research; Reliability; Routes; Scheduling; Simulation; Stopped time delays; Transportation; Travel time; Urban transportation; Waiting time
- Uncontrolled Terms: Efficiency; Services; Transportation models
- Old TRIS Terms: Bus transportation (Intracity); Networks analysis management; Strategy; Time delay
- Subject Areas: Planning and Forecasting; Transportation (General);
- 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