Journal article

New Model for Secondary Benefits of Transit Priority

Graham Currie, Majid Sarvi

Transportation Research Record Journal of the Transportation Research Board | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2012


The case for transit priority can be substantially enhanced if direct passenger travel time benefits are supplemented by secondary benefits, such as mode shift (from automobile drivers) and operating feet resource savings (due to running time improvements). Although these effects have been theorized in previous research, no quantitative evidential basis has been established. As part of a wider international research project aiming to develop new methodologies to plan and optimize the design of transit priority schemes, actual evidence of transit priority impacts is used to fill this gap and expand on previous theoretical models. Evidence of mode shift effects suggests that transit priority c..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank the Australian Research Council, VicRoads, and the Department of Transport, Victoria, Australia, for sponsoring this research. The authors also thank H. S. Levinson, S. Zimmerman, J. Clinger, S. Rutherford, J. Cracknell, and R. Soberman for coming up with the theoretical model that was so quickly critiqued but of much value to both this research and the industry.