On the capacity of isolated, curbside bus stops

All authors:
Gu, W., Li, Y., Cassidy, M.J., Griswold, J.B.
Host organisation: CoE Berkeley, USA
Publication year: 2011
Published in:
Transportation Research Part B: Methodological. Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 714-723, 2011
Research theme: Management and Control, Public Transport
Keywords:
operational innovations
Type:
Research article
Summary:
The maximal rates that buses can discharge from bus stops are examined. Models were developed to estimate these capacities for curbside stops that are isolated from the effects of traffic signals. The models account for key features of the stops, including their target service levels assigned to them by a transit agency. Among other things, the models predict that adding bus berths to a stop can sometimes return disproportionally high gains in capacity. This and other of our findings are at odds with information furnished in professional handbooks.
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