Evaluation of ITS technologies for bus rapid transit

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has been considered as a promising alternative of public transportation system that combines service quality of rail system and operation flexibility of bus transit system. It consists of many features such as dedicated right of way, signal priority, cleaner and quieter vehicles, rapid and convenient fare collection, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies and integration with land use policy. In recent years many BRT systems have been proposed and implemented. However, there is a lack of systematic approach to incorporate ITS planning and design into BRT system development. This study develops a method for selecting appropriate ITS technologies in BRT system. This paper first identifies ITS technologies and related function needs for BRT system and then develops a methodology based on Analytic Hierarchy Process and Expert System to help of selecting the suitable combinations of ITS technologies that can provide synergies to enhance service quality and operation efficiency of BRT. Two BRT systems proposed in Chiayi and Beijing are used to verify the applicability of the methodology proposed. For the covering abstract see ITRD E140665.

  • Authors:
    • CHANG, S K
    • LU, Y C
    • LIN, C H
  • Publication Date: 2007


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  • Accession Number: 01155231
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 23 2010 10:58AM