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Title:Improving Efficiency and Reliability of Bus Rapid Transit
Principal Investigators:Milan Zlatkovic, Xiaoyue Cathy Liu, and Richard J. Porter
University:University of Utah
Grant #:DTRT13-G-UTC38 (MAP21)
Project #:MPC-469
RH Display ID:151049
Keywords:bus lanes, bus rapid transit, intelligent transportation systems, low floor vehicles, mobility, passenger counting, ticket vending machines, traffic signal priority


The main research objectives of this study are as follows: 1) Communicate current and future needs related to the TSP system with UTA, Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), and other interested parties (Wasatch Front Regional Council, cities and public); 2) Define alternatives for TSP implementation with a focus on GPS-based TSP systems; 3) Define approaches and modeling methodologies for alternative evaluation; 4) Create, calibrate and validate microsimulation and other models to be used in analysis; 5) Perform evaluations of alternatives that will include needs and inputs from all interested parties; 6) Communicate the recommendations and define steps for system implementation; and 7) Evaluate and quantify the benefits of TVM along the BRT, with emphasis on the direct benefit in dwell time and operational delay reduction.

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