Prioritization of Public Transportation at a Signalized Intersection in Delhi, India

  • The principal objective of this thesis is to execute a priority system for public transport buses at a signalized intersection. Based on the actual demand for buses, a dedicated bus lane is proposed to provide spatio-temporal priority. The optimal location was examined with the help of microscopic simulation software before bus lanes were introduced in the network. Bus priority lanes interrupted the existing traffic flow pattern and compelled straight-ahead vehicles to shift into adjacent lanes. Therefore, median turning lanes were added to improve the capacity of mainstreams. A fixed-time signal program with an additional transit priority phase was designed to accommodate peak-hour traffic flow. In order to achieve variabilities in the cycle length, a vehicle-actuated signal controller was implemented to operate the modeled intersection, which responds to the real-time traffic demand. A simulation test was performed in VISSIM on both the actual and modeled intersection. Comprehensive result analysis in terms of travel time, vehicle delays, and queue lengths was made to determine the performance and saturation level of the selected intersection.

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Author:Amit Dalal
Advisor:Matthias Richter, Andreas Schuster
Document Type:Master's Thesis
Name:Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau
Kornmarkt 1, 08056 Zwickau
Date of Publication (online):2020/12/16
Year of first Publication:2020
Publishing Institution:Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau
Release Date:2021/05/12
Tag:Prioritization of Public Transportation, Median turning lanes, Vehicle actuated signal control system, dedicated bus lanes, intergreen time comparision calculation with the German method and Indian method, VISSIM, Control algorithm in VIsVAP.
Page Number:61
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Faculty:Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau / Kraftfahrzeugtechnik