Evaluation of real-time holding strategies for improved bus service reliability
2010 (English)In: IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC, Madeira, Portugal, 2010, 718-723 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Service reliability is one of the main measures of performance determining transit system level of service. Holding control strategies are a common transit operations practice aimed to reduce transit service unreliability by setting criteria for departure fromtime point stops. In order to adequately analyze the sources of uncertainty involved with transit performance, it is essential to model dynamically the interactions between traffic conditions, passenger demand and transit operations. BusMezzo, a transit simulation model has been developed on a platform of a mesoscopic traffic simulation model, which enables the representation of large-scale transit systems. The model implements severalreal-time holding strategies. It is used to evaluate the application of these strategies in areal-world high-demand bus line in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, under various scenarios. An analysis of the results suggests that a holding strategy based on the mean headway from the preceding bus and the next bus, restricted by a maximum allowableholding time, is especially efficient.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Madeira, Portugal, 2010. 718-723 p.
Bus lines, Bus services, Control strategies, Holding time, Measures of performance, Mesoscopic traffic simulation, Metropolitan area, Passenger demands, Real-world, Service reliability, Sources of uncertainty, Tel Aviv, Time points, Traffic conditions, Transit operations, Transit services, Transit simulation, Transit systems
Transport Systems and Logistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-76777DOI: 10.1109/ITSC.2010.5625192ScopusID: 2-s2.0-78650470449ISBN: 978-142447657-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-76777DiVA: diva2:491149
of 13th International IEEE conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems
TSC import 850 2012-02-06. QC 201202092012-02-062012-02-062012-02-09Bibliographically approved