Category Archives: Vehicle, Station and Corridor Technologies

TRB’s TCRP Synthesis 117: Better On-Street Bus Stops

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TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 117: Better On-Street Bus Stops explores major issues and successful approaches to address on-street bus stops from both the transit agency’s perspective and customer’s perspective. It documents the current state of the practice …

Transit IDEA Program: Improving Bus Transit On-Time Performance through the Use of AVL Data

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The purpose of this project was to develop a set of desktop tools to analyze archived fixed-route transit automatic vehicle location (AVL) data for the purpose of measuring on-time performance and developing schedule times (running times) between timepoints. View full …

Actions Preceding Collisions Involving Transit Motorbuses and Applicability of Connected Vehicle Solutions

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The transit industry has always shown a great interest in the adoption of transformational safety technologies to improve the safety of its passengers and drivers, as well as all road users including pedestrians. Due to its unique characteristics and behaviors, …

Reconsidering the Effects of Blue-light Installation for Prevention of Railway Suicides

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A recent preliminary communication suggested that the calming effect of blue lights installed at the ends of railway platforms in Japan reduced suicides by 84%. This estimate is potentially misleading from an epidemiological point of view and is reconsidered in …

Investigating Road Safety Impacts of Bus Priority Using Experimental Micro-Simulation Modeling

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The safety implications of implementing bus lanes on road corridors remain unclear given that findings from previous research have been mixed. The authors recent research demonstrated improvements in road safety resulting from bus priority in Melbourne however causal factors for …