An Optimal Analytical Approach to Design a Transit Exclusive Lane Network

An Optimal Analytical Approach to Design a Transit Exclusive Lane Network

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Publishing year : 2009

Conference : Eighth International Congress of Civil Engineering

Number of pages : 7

Abstract: Urban traffic congestion is a major challenge in almost all cities. Transit vehicles, with higher passenger capacities than personal cars, are capable of increasing passenger traffic through roads. This higher capacity justifies the introduction of transit exclusive lanes. This study is aimed at presenting an analytical approach to the design of the network of transit exclusive lanes. The presented approach would identify the optimal combination of transit exclusive lanes, considering the benefits of all network users. The present method involves the effects of shift in modal split, private car route selection, and transit route choice. The problem is formulated in the form of a bi-level optimization with integer variables. A solution algorithm based on a decomposition method is proposed. The presented approach is applied to an example network and the results are discussed.