American Society of Civil Engineers


Analyses of the Transfer Waiting Time in Urban Public Transportation Terminals


by Lishan Sun, (Key Lab of Traffic Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, P.O. Box 100022, Beijing, E-mail: sunlishan@emails.bjut.edu.cn), Jian Rong, (Key Lab of Traffic Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, P.O. Box 100022, Beijing, E-mail: jrong@bjut.edu.cn), Liya Yao, (School of Mechanical and Vehicular Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 100081, Beijing, E-mail: yaoliya@emails.bjut.edu.cn), and Futian Ren, (Key Lab of Traffic Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, P.O. Box 100022, Beijing, E-mail: ftren@bjut.edu.cn)

pp. 4119-4127, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40996(330)602)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Logistics: The Emerging Frontiers of Transportation and Development in China
Abstract: Based on the analysis of transfer behavior characteristics, this paper classifies different transfer types. Two transfer types that passengers must spend time in waiting for the next vehicle are studied: (1) passengers who arrive and leave the urban public transportation terminal in a group, and (2) passengers who arrive separately at the terminal and leave the terminal in a group. This paper also presents the equations of average waiting time for the two traffic modes. On the basis of the equations, some measures which will shorten the waiting time are put forward in order to improve the operation efficiency of the transit. A simulation program is applied to validate the precision of the equations. The results show the higher accuracy of the equations and lower workload.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Urban areas
Public transportation
Terminal facilities
Time factors