Balancing between headway and frequency scheduling for bus service

Mohammad Hesam Hafezi, Amiruddin Ismail

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Abstract

Bus networks occupy less space in city streets, and compared to other kinds of public transportation, need less investment cost. An accurate bus operation schedule which considers actual arriving and departure time is essential for bus companies, due to high passenger demand. In real-world cases, there are daily differences in the frequency of bus dispatch from the terminal, and headway of buses between each bus bay along their route, depending on peak hour traffic and resulting congestion. In this research we studied effective parameters for preparation of proper bus operation scheduling. Measures are essential to ensure that buses receive priority over other traffic, if they are to be attractive to passengers. Finally, we suggest some solutions for lessening interval time in headway and frequency scheduling for bus services. Data obtained from an actual bus operation in the city of Tehran in Iran was used in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Mechanics and Materials
Pages669-673
Number of pages5
Volume97-98
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 International Conference on Civil Engineering and Transportation, ICCET 2011 - Jinan
Duration: 14 Oct 201116 Oct 2011

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume97-98
ISSN (Print)16609336
ISSN (Electronic)16627482

Other

Other2011 International Conference on Civil Engineering and Transportation, ICCET 2011
CityJinan
Period14/10/1116/10/11

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Keywords

  • Arrival time
  • Bus schedule
  • Dwell time
  • Frequency
  • Headway

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Hafezi, M. H., & Ismail, A. (2011). Balancing between headway and frequency scheduling for bus service. In Applied Mechanics and Materials (Vol. 97-98, pp. 669-673). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 97-98). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.97-98.669

Balancing between headway and frequency scheduling for bus service. / Hafezi, Mohammad Hesam; Ismail, Amiruddin.

Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 97-98 2011. p. 669-673 (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 97-98).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hafezi, MH & Ismail, A 2011, Balancing between headway and frequency scheduling for bus service. in Applied Mechanics and Materials. vol. 97-98, Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 97-98, pp. 669-673, 2011 International Conference on Civil Engineering and Transportation, ICCET 2011, Jinan, 14/10/11. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.97-98.669
Hafezi MH, Ismail A. Balancing between headway and frequency scheduling for bus service. In Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 97-98. 2011. p. 669-673. (Applied Mechanics and Materials). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.97-98.669
Hafezi, Mohammad Hesam ; Ismail, Amiruddin. / Balancing between headway and frequency scheduling for bus service. Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 97-98 2011. pp. 669-673 (Applied Mechanics and Materials).
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