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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
Status:Completed
Year:2014
Project #:MPC-469
RiP #:01532634
Keywords:bus lanes, bus rapid transit, intelligent transportation systems, low floor vehicles, mobility, passenger counting, ticket vending machines, traffic signal priority
 

Abstract

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.

Project Deliverables

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050
(701)231-7767info@ugpti.org