On the capacity of isolated, curbside bus stops

Weihua Gu, Yuwei Li, Michael J. Cassidy, Julia B. Griswold

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)714-723
Number of pages10
JournalTransportation Research Part B: Methodological
Volume45
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bus congestion
  • Bus queueing
  • Bus-stop capacity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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