Control of bus service reliability in bus transit networks
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Research and Special Program Administration, National Technical Information Service [distributor] in Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Traffic engineering -- United States.,
  • Traffic flow -- United States -- Mathematical models.,
  • Bus lines -- United States -- Mathematical models.

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Statementprepared for Office of University Research.
ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Transportation. Office of University Research., Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 96 p. :
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15258809M

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The Bus Service Reliability Framework (formerly known as the Quality Incentive Framework) was announced by LTA in January Four major classes of strategies for improving bus transit service reliability are analyzed, including: (1) vehicle-holding strategies, (2) reducing the number of stops made by each bus, (3) signalization improvements, and (4) provision of exclusive right-of-way. Bus service reliability is a key quality-of-service issue for passengers, an important driver of bus operations costs for transit agencies, and a health and safety issue for bus operators. provide the foundation for Bus Rapid Transit systems that substantially upgrade bus system performance. Conceived as an integrated, well-defined system, Bus Rapid Transit would provide for significantly faster operating speeds, greater service reliability, and increased convenience, matching Bus Rapid Transit 1.

Many reliability factors in choosing transit are the same for work and non-work trips: Making connections that are possible according to the published schedule Ability to walk to a stop and leave within 10 minutes Waiting 10 minutes or less for transfers.   From the operator’s perspective, improved reliability can reduce operational costs and increase revenue by potentially increasing the ridership and retention (4).   Toward real-time decision making for bus service reliability Abstract: This paper addresses real-time decision making for a transit system based on a Bayesian network. It addresses issues associated with real-time control of bus operations to improve headway and minimize passenger wait time. The randomness of passenger arrivals at bus stops and.   Transit agencies wishing to offer reliable service with less variability compared to schedules face several challenges, encouraging them to employ various strategies. While previous research has considered the effects of various strategies on running time, there has been little effort to understand their impacts on reliability of service. This article examines the impacts of various.