Operating headway-based transit service during high frequency service hours can reduce bus bunching.

Analysis of bus dispatch system data from Portland, Oregon.

January 2011
TriMet Route 15; Portland; Oregon; United States

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It is suggested that transit operators consider moving from a schedule-based service to a headway-based service during high frequency service hours to reduce bus bunching. Late departures of the first bus and on-time or early departures of the following bus are major causes of bus bunching.

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Using Archived AVL/APC Bus Data to Identify Spatial-Temporal Causes of Bus Bunching

Author: Feng, Wei; and Miguel Figliozzi

Published By: Transportation Research Board

Source Date: January 2011

URL: http://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=1093497

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