Automated Bus Dispatching, Operations Control, and Service Reliability: The Initial Tri-Met Experience
Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, Transportation -- Oregon -- Portland -- Planning, Local transit -- Technological innovations
1 online resource (29 p.)
This paper presents findings on initial changes in service reliability following Tri-Met’s deployment of a new bus dispatching system using automatic vehicle location and automatic passenger counter technology. Changes in on-time performance, headway variation, run time variation, and run times were determined with respect to pre-deployment levels. Changes in headway variation and run times were also used to estimate the initial benefits of the new system with respect to operating costs, passenger waiting, and passenger travel time.
Strathman, James G.; Dueker, Kenneth; Kimpel, Thomas J.; Gerhart, Rick; Turner, Ken; Taylor, Pete; Callas, Steve; and Griffin, David, "Automated Bus Dispatching, Operations Control, and Service Reliability: The Initial Tri-Met Experience" (1999). Center for Urban Studies Publications and Reports. 86.
Catalog Number PR110.
Published by the Center for Urban Studies, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University.