In the central area of Chicago, a feasibility study indicated that driver assistance technologies and transit signal priority for bus rapid transit would be cost-effective.
ANALYSIS OF CVHAS APPLICATIONS FOR BUSES
This case study investigated the feasibility of implementing CVHAS technologies to improve the performance of bus transit in the central area of Chicago. The potential impacts of transit signal priority, collision warning, precision docking, and automatic steering control were analyzed. The analysis included three case studies.
- East-West Loop arterial
- Underground Monroe busway
- Clinton-Carroll Avenue busway
FINDINGS (Subject to the data limitations discussed in the report)
There was a nearly universal ability for each CVHAS application to break even (or pay for the system). The deployment of precision docking technology and transit signal priority would be cost-effective as long as they provided relatively small improvements in bus travel times (one to four seconds per stop, and seven seconds over a 15 to 20 minute bus run; respectively).
Author: Shladover, Steven E., et al.
Published By: California PATH Program, University of California
Source Date: August 2004
Other Reference Number: Report No. UCB-ITS-PRR-2004-26URL: http://repositories.cdlib.org/its/path/reports/UCB-ITS-PRR-2004-26/
Average User Rating
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Driver Assistance > Lane Keeping Assistance
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Transit Management > Operations & Fleet Management > Transit Signal Priority
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Driver Assistance > Object Detection
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Driver Assistance > Intelligent Speed Control
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Driver Assistance > Precision Docking
Typical Deployment Locations
bus priority, traffic signals, TSP, longitudinal control