• Transportation Research Board

      TRB 98th Annual Meeting

      January 13–17, 2019

    • Interactive Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Lectern Session 1278

Bus Capacity and Its Implications for Bus Operations

Monday 1:30 PM- 3:15 PM
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Victoria Perk, USF Center for Urban Transportation Research, presiding
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Transit Capacity and Quality of Service (AP015)

Bus capacity--how many buses a bus stop or facility can serve in a given period of time--is not just a theoretical concept, but something with real impacts on bus operations in terms of bus speed and reliability. The papers in this session advance the understanding of bus capacity in the following areas: mid-block bus stop capacity with and without yield-to-bus rules, bus-bus interference at bus stops and its effects on bus stop queuing and dwell time, optimizing the vehicle capacities and frequencies used on the routes in a transit network, and accounting for passengers with mobility aids, strollers, large packages, etc. when estimating dwell time. 

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Title Presentation Number
Frequency and Vehicle Capacity Determination Using a Dynamic Transit Assignment Model
Oded Cats, Delft University of Technology
Stefan Glück, Delft University of Technology
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Capacity Estimation of On-Street, Mid-Block, Off-Line Bus Stops Considering Yield-to-Bus Rule
Faheema Hisham, Queensland University of Technology
Jonathan Bunker, Queensland University of Technology
Ashish Bhaskar, Queensland University of Technology
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Analyzing the Impact of Bus Stop Queuing and Bus Interactions on Bus Dwell Times
Travis Glick, Portland State University
Miguel Figliozzi, Portland State University
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Dwell Time Models of Passenger Encumbrance and Mobility Aid Use on Low-Floor Transit Vehicles
Lidia Kostyniuk, University of Michigan, Transportation Research Institute
Clive D'Souza, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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