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Guidance for Identifying Corridor Conditions that Warrant Deploying Transit Signal Priority and Queue Jump

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2018
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Transit Signal Priority (TSP) is an operational strategy that facilitates the movement of transit vehicles, either buses or streetcars, through traffic-signal controlled intersections. As transportation demand increases various transportation networks are facing increasing congestion. To mitigate the high-density impact of congestion on transit operations, TSP is a significant solution and has been widely applied to improve transit service quality and increase bus ridership. TSP can be planed and implemented considering many variables to achieve several valuable benefits such as: reducing transit travel times, better schedule adherence, and better transit efficiency. The objective of this research is to develop warrants and performance standards for transit agencies to implement signal priority based on identified decision factors. The research assesses existing guidelines and provides new guidelines for TSP implementation. Furthermore, this research evaluates the effectiveness of TSP in improving the performance of public transportation bus lines. The improvements are assessed by comparing the total travel time and total delay on the same single corridor with and without TSP applied utilizing microscopic analysis. The results show significant improvements in reducing the travel times and delays for the buses as a result of applying the TSP.
Title: Guidance for Identifying Corridor Conditions that Warrant Deploying Transit Signal Priority and Queue Jump.
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Name(s): Kaisar, Evangelos I., author
Hadi, Mohammad
Freight Mobility Research Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Report
Date Created: 2018
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, FL
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 94 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Transit Signal Priority (TSP) is an operational strategy that facilitates the movement of transit vehicles, either buses or streetcars, through traffic-signal controlled intersections. As transportation demand increases various transportation networks are facing increasing congestion. To mitigate the high-density impact of congestion on transit operations, TSP is a significant solution and has been widely applied to improve transit service quality and increase bus ridership. TSP can be planed and implemented considering many variables to achieve several valuable benefits such as: reducing transit travel times, better schedule adherence, and better transit efficiency. The objective of this research is to develop warrants and performance standards for transit agencies to implement signal priority based on identified decision factors. The research assesses existing guidelines and provides new guidelines for TSP implementation. Furthermore, this research evaluates the effectiveness of TSP in improving the performance of public transportation bus lines. The improvements are assessed by comparing the total travel time and total delay on the same single corridor with and without TSP applied utilizing microscopic analysis. The results show significant improvements in reducing the travel times and delays for the buses as a result of applying the TSP.
Identifier: FAUIR000425 (IID)
Subject(s): Freight Research
Freight and freightage
Freight transportation
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