Effects of near-side and far-side bus stops on nmfd of bi-modal urban network

Mansour Johari, Mehdi Keyvan-Ekbatani, Dong Ngoduy, Hugo Badia

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Abstract

Recent studies through simulation and empirical data have shown that a Network Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram (NMFD or MFD) exists for multi-modal urban networks. However, more investigation should be conducted to explore the properties of multi-modal NMFD. In particular, the effects of operational characteristics of public transit like the number of lines, bus stop type, and bus stop location on multi-modal NMFD needs to be discussed. This paper discusses the effects of the near-side bus stop (those located before the intersection) and far-side bus stop (i.e. located after the intersection) on the NMFD of a bi-modal urban network in which cars and buses share the same space, i.e. there is no dedicated lane for buses. Results show that the NMFD in case of having far-side bus stops leads to a bigger range of critical density (density corresponded to maximum flow) for the car, while network capacity is almost the same. This results in a bigger optimal operational regime. Our findings, which are consistent with previous studies, yield that the far-side bus stop is superior to the near-side bus stop from the network operation perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, ITSC 2019
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages746-751
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538670248
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems 2019 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 27 Oct 201930 Oct 2019
Conference number: 22nd
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/8907344/proceeding (Proceedings)

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Name2019 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, ITSC 2019

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems 2019
Abbreviated titleITSC 2019
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period27/10/1930/10/19
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