Title

MODELLING AND EVALUATION OF ADAPTIVE BUS-PREEMPTION CONTROL WITH AND WITHOUT AUTOMATIC VEHICLE LOCATION SYSTEMS

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1996

Subject Area

operations - traffic, infrastructure - vehicle, infrastructure - bus/tram priority, infrastructure - traffic signals, ridership - modelling, economics - appraisal/evaluation, mode - bus

Keywords

Vehicle locating systems, Traffic signal priority systems, Traffic signal preemption, Preemption (Traffic signals), Motor coaches, Buses, AVL, Automatic vehicle location, Automatic location systems, Adaptive systems, Adaptive control

Abstract

This paper studies the advantage of integrating bus-preemption with adaptive signal control. It describes two integrated models for adaptive bus-preemption control in the absence and presence of Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) systems. The proposed models make a pre-emption decision based on a performance index which includes vehicle delay, bus schedule delay, and passenger delay. The study also contains an extensive simulation evaluation with respect to the integration of adaptive control with bus-preemption.

Comments

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