Improving bus operations using ITS

Hounsell, N.B. (2000) Improving bus operations using ITS. In, Wang, Kelvin C.P., Xiao, Guiping and Ji, Jialun (eds.) Traffic and Transportation Studies (2000) Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Transportation and Traffic Studies. ICTIS 2000 New York, US, American Society of Civil Engineers, 133. (doi:10.1061/40503(277)133).


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Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) using new detection, communications and information technologies are now offering substantial potential for improving bus operations in urban areas. This paper describes some new examples of ITS for bus services, based on selected applications in Europe, and includes results illustrating typical effectiveness. Practical issues concerning implementation and operation are also addressed, together with the development of design guidelines for such systems. Buses have long been recognised as an essential component of efficient urban transport, providing a flexible and sustainable mode of transport. Despite substantial developments in other forms of public transport, the bus still has a dominant role in all but some of the largest cities and maintains strong political support.

Item Type: Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1061/40503(277)133
ISBNs: 9780784405031 (paperback)
Keywords: buses, operation, intelligent transportation systems, urban areas, traffic management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
ePrint ID: 75049
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:08

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