Modeling and simulation of bus dispatching policy for timed transfers on signalized networks

Hsun-Jung Cho*, Guey-Shii Lin

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The major work of this study is to formulate the system cost functions and to integrate the bus dispatching policy with signal control. The integrated model mainly includes the flow dispersion model for links, signal control model for nodes, and dispatching control model for transfer terminals. All such models are inter-related for transfer operations in one-center transit network. The integrated model that combines dispatching policies with flexible signal control modes can be applied to assess the effectiveness of transfer operations. It is found that, if bus arrival information is reliable, an early dispatching decision made at the mean bus arrival times is preferable. The costs for coordinated operations with slack times are relatively low at the optimal common headway when applying adaptive route control. Based on such findings, a threshold function of bus headway for justifying an adaptive signal route control under various time values of auto drivers is developed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputation in Modern Science and Engineering - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Methods in Science and Engineering 2007 (ICCMSE 2007)
Pages1032-1035
Number of pages4
Edition2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2007
EventInternational Conference on Computational Methods in Science and Engineering 2007, ICCMSE 2007 - Corfu, Greece
Duration: 25 Sep 200730 Sep 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Number2
Volume963
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Computational Methods in Science and Engineering 2007, ICCMSE 2007
CountryGreece
CityCorfu
Period25/09/0730/09/07

Keywords

  • Bus headway
  • Schedule-based control
  • Signal priority
  • Slack time
  • Timed transfers

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