Design and Operation Recommendations for Shared BRT Stops with No Overtaking
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In some BRT systems, certain sections of the operating infrastructure are shared with conventional buses. With increases in arrival rates and the occurrence of a phenomenon known as in-stop queueing, service quality and space utilization may decrease at shared BRT stops. This study analyzes the mixed operating characteristics at shared BRT stops and provides some suggestions for shared BRT stop design and operation to maintain service quality and space utilization. A wasted passageway calculation model is established to determine the space utilization. Relationships among service time, effective number of berths, stop capacity and expected number of wasted passageways are analyzed and corresponding design and operation recommendations are proposed.
KeywordsShared BRT stops Stop capacity In-stop queueing phenomenon Wasted passageways
This research was supported by National Natural Science Foundation Council of China under Project 51238008, Jiangsu Graduate Research Innovation Program KYCX18_0135, Shanghai Rising-Star Program (16QB1403000) and Shanghai Urban-Rural Development Transportation Talents Special Funds.
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