Title

OPTIMAL DETECTOR LOCATION FOR BUS SIGNAL PRIORITY

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2004

Subject Area

infrastructure - bus/tram priority, infrastructure - bus/tram priority, mode - bus

Keywords

Theoretical studies, Site selection, Simulation, Placement (Location), Optimization, Optimisation, Loop detectors, Location, Locating, Inductive loops, Induction loops, Induction loop detectors, Computer simulation, Bus priority

Abstract

A theoretical model is presented to quantitatively address the relation between bus detector location and effectiveness of transit signal priority (TSP) systems, supplemented by a sample model application and simulation experiments on a real-world arterial corridor. The simulation results agree very well with results from the theoretical model. The findings of this research contribute to a better understanding of the interaction of the various components of TSP systems, which can lead to better TSP design and implementation.