Simulating the Operation of Buses on Busways

by David B. McBrayer, Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York City, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputers in Transportation


Simulation of individual vehicles interacting within a traffic facility offers traffic operations data of detail and form uniquely suited to evaluate untried concepts or confirm yet-to-be built designs. Advancing computing technology supports the increased use of simulation. In the Karachi mass transit study (KMTS), the World Bank asked for a study of alternatives to a recommended transitway form, a busway designed for conversion to light rail. The alternatives evaluated were an elevated light rail route, and a 'Brazil-type' busway with signalized intersections.

Subject Headings: Rail transportation | Public transportation | Traffic signals | Traffic models | Buses | Transportation studies | Light rail transit

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