Transit Performance Evaluation at Signalized Intersections of Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Robel Desta, Tewodros Dubale, János Tóth

Abstract

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is one of the mass transportation solutions consisting of infrastructures integrating dedicated bus lanes and smart operational service with different ITS technologies like Transit Signal Priority (TSP). Delay at an intersection is among the major factors for poor transit performance. This study examines the performance of buses at intersections of BRT corridors, which are privileged with Signal Priority on the dedicated lane. Simulation models were developed for the selected intersection together with the real-time calibration and validation. Statistical comparisons were conducted to test the alternative scenarios aimed at visualizing the deployment advantages. TSP options were evaluated by using PTV VISSIM with VisVAP add-on simulation tool. Alternative scenarios with and without TSP were tested to measure the performance of BRT buses along with impact assessment on the general traffic. TSP reduces travel time and control delay, improves travel speed and the results depicted a reduction in average passenger delay by 10–20%. The improvement on travel speed at an intersection of BRT vehicles were determined to be 6–8%. Prioritizing buses has diminutive impact on the general traffic, nonetheless, it is the easiest way of improving transit performance.

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in Harvard Style

Desta R., Dubale T. and Tóth J. (2021). Transit Performance Evaluation at Signalized Intersections of Bus Rapid Transit Corridors. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS, ISBN 978-989-758-513-5, pages 618-625. DOI: 10.5220/0010474506180625


in Bibtex Style

@conference{vehits21,
author={Robel Desta and Tewodros Dubale and János Tóth},
title={Transit Performance Evaluation at Signalized Intersections of Bus Rapid Transit Corridors},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS,},
year={2021},
pages={618-625},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010474506180625},
isbn={978-989-758-513-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS,
TI - Transit Performance Evaluation at Signalized Intersections of Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
SN - 978-989-758-513-5
AU - Desta R.
AU - Dubale T.
AU - Tóth J.
PY - 2021
SP - 618
EP - 625
DO - 10.5220/0010474506180625