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Regularity-driven bus operation: Principles, implementation and business models
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport Science, Traffic and Logistics. Delft University of Technology, Netherlands .ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4506-0459
2014 (English)In: Transport Policy, ISSN 0967-070X, Vol. 36, 223-230 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Service reliability is a key determinant of public transport performance. In the context of high-frequency urban lines, irregular service results with long waiting times, bunched vehicles, long delays, uneven passenger loads, poor capacity utilization and higher operational costs. Field experiments were conducted in Stockholm, Sweden, in order to test the feasibility and implications of a regularity-driven operation scheme designed to mitigate bus bunching and facilitated by a real-time control strategy. This paper investigates alternative service indicators and business models that could best support the long-term implementation of operation geared towards better regularity performance. A paradigm shift towards regularity-based service evidently requires the consideration of a series of measures along the service chain as it involves a paradigm shift in production planning, operations, control center and performance monitoring.

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2014. Vol. 36, 223-230 p.
Keyword [en]
Public transport, Operation, Reliability, Incentives, Performance, Procurement
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Transport Systems and Logistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-158294DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2014.09.002ISI: 000345810100022ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84907551442OAI: diva2:777822

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