Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Practices. Topic SA-55. On Street Bus Operations Management

A consistent complaint from bus riders over the years has been poor service reliability. Street management of bus operations attempts to maximize reliability for the benefit of passengers and operating efficiency. Key features of street operations typically include: how agencies monitor schedule performance and how this data is used to inform central control and street supervisors of manifesting problems; as well as how corrective measures are then communicated to bus operators. It also includes proactive coordination practices to avoid foreseeable problems. Recently, many bus transit operators have implemented sophisticated run-cutting and scheduling practices and real-time automatic vehicle location (AVL) systems. Street operations supervision practices, however, seem to not have significantly changed on many transit systems. A review of current operations management practices is needed for small, medium, and large transit systems. The purpose of this synthesis is to identify current practices in real-time management of street operations. The research will describe how transit agencies are monitoring and managing street operations including the tools, staffing, organizational structure, and functions being used for the purpose.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-07, Topic SA-55

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Garcia-Colberg, Mariela

  • Start Date: 20210507
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01773423
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-07, Topic SA-55
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 24 2021 3:14PM