Planning Corridors for Transit Signal Priority while Considering Pedestrian Delay

The proposed study will develop guidance for VDOT for Transit Signal Priority (TSP) implementation for Virginia corridors. Five tasks are proposed to inform recommendations: an in-depth literature review; criteria identification and table development; expert review of criteria; tool development & application; and simulation & analysis. The literature review is expected to identify criteria that result in successful TSP operations not only at the transit level but also for overall network operations including pedestrian delay. Next, the criteria will be placed in a table - using weighted values - that will generate an overall quantitative recommendation score for TSP implementation. The resulting tool, which will be known as the VDOT TSP Recommendation Tool (TSPRT), will be reviewed by subject matter experts for accuracy and utility. Lastly, the TSPRT will be tested using simulation and evaluated statistically in selected Virginia corridors and refined as needed.


    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $77031
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Virginia Transportation Research Council

      530 Edgemont Road
      Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903
    • Project Managers:

      Ohlms, Peter

    • Performing Organizations:

      Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

      208 Patton Hall
      Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061
    • Principal Investigators:

      Heaslip, K

      Fuentes, Antonio

    • Start Date: 20180803
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200228
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01677544
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Virginia Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 112001
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 8 2018 9:17AM