Using global positioning system for bus priority in London: traffic signals close to bus stops


Hounsell, N.B., Shrestha, B.P., McLeod, F.N., Palmer, S., Bowen, T. and Head, J.R. (2007) Using global positioning system for bus priority in London: traffic signals close to bus stops. IET Intelligent Transport Systems, 1, (2), 131-137. (doi:10.1049/iet-its:20060059).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-its:20060059

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London's bus network is one of the largest and most comprehensive urban transport systems in the world. The contribution of buses is recognised by implementing a series of initiatives including bus priority at traffic signals. London has a long history of the implementation of bus priority at traffic signals. It has kept pace with the development of new technologies by updating its bus priority system. Now, London is moving towards a bus management system based on global positioning system (GPS), which will also be used to provide bus priority at traffic signals. The authors describe theoretical work carried out by TRG on behalf of Transport for London Bus Priority Team to tackle the challenge posed by locational error associated with GPS where a traffic signal is close to a bus stop.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1751-956X (print)
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Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
ePrint ID: 53249
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:36
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/53249

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