The influence of platform walking on BRT station bus dwell time estimation

Jaiswal, Sumeet, Bunker, Jonathan M., & Ferreira, Luis (2010) The influence of platform walking on BRT station bus dwell time estimation. Journal of Transportation Engineering, 136(12), pp. 1173-1179.

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The common approach to estimate bus dwell time at a BRT station platform is to apply the traditional dwell time methodology derived for suburban bus stops. Current dwell time models are sensitive towards bus type, fare collection policy along with the number of boarding and alighting passengers. However, they fall short in accounting for the effects of passenger/s walking on a relatively longer BRT station platform. Analysis presented in this paper shows that the average walking time of a passenger at BRT platform is 10 times more than that of bus stop. The requirement of walking to the bus entry door at the BRT station platform may lead to the bus experiencing a higher dwell time. This paper presents a theory for a BRT network which explains the loss of station capacity during peak period operation. It also highlights shortcomings of present available bus dwell time models suggested for the analysis of BRT operation.

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ID Code: 40892
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: bus rapid transit, dwell time, transit, public transport, busway
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)TE.1943-5436.0000174
ISSN: 0733-947X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 American Society of Civil Engineers
Deposited On: 22 Mar 2011 23:30
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:31

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