American Society of Civil Engineers

Microscopic Traffic Simulation Model of Public Transport Vehicle Operation and Its Application

by Yunlong Tan, (Guangzhou Traffic and Transportation Research Institute, Guangwei Road 23, Guangdong Guangzhou, China; Postal Code: 510030; E-mail: and Zhicai Juan, (Institute of Transportation Studies, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, FaHuazhen Road 535, Shanghai, China; Postal Code: 200052; E-mail:

pp. 3908-3913, (doi:

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Logistics: The Emerging Frontiers of Transportation and Development in China
Abstract: The public transport network description model, the public transport vehicle generation model, the dwell time model and the public transport vehicle operation mode are developed. Then MTSS is taken as simulation platform to build the microscopic traffic simulation model of public transport vehicle operation. The simulation model is validated with field observed data for both curbside stop and bus bay, the error between observed data and simulation data is within 10%, which shows that the simulation model can describe public transport vehicle operations and interactions between public transport vehicle and other traffic. Finally, the simulation model is used to study traffic flow characteristics of public transport stop influence section under different traffic conditions, and obtained some valuable conclusions.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Simulation models
Traffic models
Public transportation