Conditional Priority at Controlled Intersections to Improve Public Transport Punctuality

by Theo H. J. Muller, Head of the Transportation Res. Lab.; Delft University of Technology, Stevinweg 1, PO-Box 5048, 2600 GA Delft, Netherlands,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Urban Public Transportation Systems: Implementing Efficient Urban Transit Systems and Enhancing Transit Usage


The market share of public transport depends highly on the travel time ratio to private transport. The public transport travel time includes among other elements waiting times at stops and transfer points, both of which depend on schedule adherence. A method has been developed to reduce punctuality deviations by driver action (delay if early) and by giving conditional priority for public transport vehicles at controlled intersections.

Subject Headings: Public transportation | Intersections | Travel time | Transportation management | Traffic management | Business management | Private sector | Driver behavior

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