Urban Transit Operations, Planning, and Economics

ISBN-10: 0471632651

ISBN-13: 9780471632658

Edition: 2005

Authors: Vukan R. Vuchic
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Description: A source of the latest information required by transit planners & operators in transit agencies, metropolitan planning organisations, city governments & consulting firms, as well as students, this text offers a thorough examination of technical fundamentals & management principles.

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List price: $155.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/18/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 664
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.102
Language: English

Transit Operations and Service Scheduling
Basic operating elements
Line, network, stop and station
Vehicles, transit units and fleet size
Usage of service: Passenger flow and volume
Operating elements: Headway and frequency
Capacity, work and utilization
Travel times
Speeds
Information files and data collection: surveys and counts
Organization of surveys
Transit speed-and-delay survey
Passenger volume and load count
Passenger boarding and alighting counts
Other types of surveys
Transit travel characteristics
Factors influencing transit travel
Spatial distribution of transit travel
Temporal variations of transit travel
Passenger volume analysis and service capacity determination
Characteristics of travel on a transit line
Indicators of transit usage
Scheduling of service
Components of the scheduling process
Determination of service requirements
Scheduling procedure
Procedure summary, examples and numerical schedules
Graphical presentations of transit operations
Crew scheduling or run-cutting
Use of computers in scheduling
Measures of operating efficiency
Capacity, Speed, Accelerated and Special Operations
Transit line capacity
Elements of line capacity
Capacity computations
Systems approach to transit line capacity
Capacities of different modes
Increase of transit speed
Desirability of speed increase
Possible measures for speed increase
Sensitivity of transit speeds to elements of cycle time
Evaluations of measures for speed increase
Stops and stopping regimes
Definitions and relationships
Stopping regimes and stops
Practical values of stop spacings
Accelerated rail transit operations with fixed stopping schedules
Skip-stop operation
Zonal operation
Express/local operation
Comparison of all-stop, skip-stop, zonal and express/local operations
Methodology for selection of accelerated operations
Scheduling of single-track lines, circle lines and trunk lines with branches
Single-track lines
Circle lines
Trunk lines with branches
Modeling and Optimization in Transit Systems Analysis
Application of systems analysis in transit
Introduction of methodology
Classification of applications
Conceptual models
The conceptual modeling methodology
Representative applications of conceptual models
Mathematical modeling procedure and applications
The mathematical modeling procedure
Models for optimization of rolling stock
Models for analysis of operations
Applications of simulation methodology
Evaluation of systems analysis and operations research in transit
Transit Lines and Networks
Planning objectives, principles and considerations
Passenger attraction
Network operating efficiency
Network - city interactions
Geometry of transit lines
Spacing of parallel lines
Line lengths
Line alignments
Independent vs. integrated lines
Types of transit lines and their characteristics
Radial and diametrical lines
Tangential, circumferential, circle and loop lines
Trunk lines with branches and feeders
Rights-of-way in special alignments
Transfers in transit networks
Classification of transfers by headway length
Classification of transfers by ty
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