Bus Pre-Emption: A Real Time Control Strategy for Privatized Transit Operation

by Snehamay Khasnabis, Wayne State Univ, Detroit, United States,
Bharat B. Chaudhry, Wayne State Univ, Detroit, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering


Bus pre-emption strategies are designed to provide priority to transit buses over passenger cars for urban travel. A comparative analysis of a proposed suburban bus service for regular operation versus prioritized operation is presented. The study shows that reduced travel time brought about by pre-emption, if properly implemented, may translate to a smaller fleet size and a lower cost of operation.

Subject Headings: Traffic signals | Buses | Transportation management | Traffic management | Public transportation | Urban areas | Travel time

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