New methodology for optimizing transit priority at the network level

Mesbah, Mahmoud, Sarvi, Majid and Currie, Graham (2008) New methodology for optimizing transit priority at the network level. Transportation Research Record, 2089 2089: 93-100. doi:10.3141/2089-12

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Author Mesbah, Mahmoud
Sarvi, Majid
Currie, Graham
Title New methodology for optimizing transit priority at the network level
Journal name Transportation Research Record   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0361-1981
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3141/2089-12
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 2089
Issue 2089
Start page 93
End page 100
Total pages 8
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher U.S. National Research Council, Transportation Research Board
Language eng
Abstract A new methodology for optimizing transit road space priority at the network level is proposed. Transit vehicles carry large numbers of passengers within congested road space efficiently. This aids justification of transit priority. Almost all studies that have investigated transit priority lanes focus at a link or an arterial road level, and no study has investigated road space allocation for priority from a network perspective. The aim of the proposed approach is to find the optimum combination of exclusive lanes in an existing operational transport network. Mode share is assumed variable, and an assignment is performed for both private and transit traffic. The problem is formulated by using bilevel programming, which minimizes the total travel time. The approach is applied to an example network and the results are discussed. The approach can identify the optimal combination of transit priority lanes and achieve the global optimum of the objective function. Areas for further development are discussed.
Keyword Engineering, Civil
Transportation Science & Technology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
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