A macroscopic model for integrating bus signal priority with vehicle rescheduling

Mirchandani, Pitu B., Li, Jing-Quan and Hickman, Mark (2010) A macroscopic model for integrating bus signal priority with vehicle rescheduling. Public Transport, 2 3: 159-172. doi:10.1007/s12469-010-0028-3

Author Mirchandani, Pitu B.
Li, Jing-Quan
Hickman, Mark
Title A macroscopic model for integrating bus signal priority with vehicle rescheduling
Journal name Public Transport   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1866-749X
Publication date 2010
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s12469-010-0028-3
Open Access Status
Volume 2
Issue 3
Start page 159
End page 172
Total pages 14
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 3313 Transportation
2210 Mechanical Engineering
1710 Information Systems
1803 Management Science and Operations Research
Abstract When a bus breaks down on a scheduled trip, one or more vehicles need to be rescheduled to serve that trip and other scheduled trips. A bus breakdown certainly delays the trip being served by the disabled bus and possibly delays or cancels other trips. The vehicle rescheduling problem (VRSP) is to reassign and reschedule the bus fleet to minimize the sum of operating costs, delay costs, schedule disruption costs, and trip cancellation costs. Bus operations may also be improved by bus signal priority (BSP), which can reduce bus delays at signalized intersections. If BSP is provided to the backup bus that travels to service the disabled bus' passengers, it may reach the breakdown point more quickly. However, other buses that also pass through the corresponding intersections may be affected by signal priority. Therefore, a tradeoff must be made so that the backup bus can travel faster while other buses are not significantly delayed. A macroscopic model that integrates bus signal priority with bus rescheduling is proposed in this paper. Computational results show that the combination of BSP and VRSP effectively reduces the delay of the backup bus and decreases the delay costs.
Keyword Bus signal priority
Vehicle scheduling
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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