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This paper presents a methodology for designing rail transit systems to meet operating requirements when track maintenance or failure cause sections of tracks to be unavailable for service. The methodology can be also used to establish the requirements for the continuity of operations during...
This paper summarizes work undertaken towards development and calibration of a model to predict the distribution of rail freight traffic among competing routes. The model is designed for use in analyzing the traffic effects of changes in the level‐of‐service on selected rail lines. The model...
Using data on state highway expenditures and employment from 30 Minnesota non‐metropolitan counties over a 25‐year period, possible interactions between transportation and employment are investigated. While crosssectional analysis suggests no significant interactions, causality tests and...
This paper provides a framework for assessing the progress that is being made in the computer‐assisted dispatching of trains. The state of the art is described in general terms, and future research needs are identified.
Headway control strategies have been proposed as methods for correcting transit service irregularities and thereby reducing passenger wait times at stops. This paper addresses a particular strategy which can be implemented on high frequency routes (headways under 10–12 minutes), in which buses...
This technical note examines the boarding and alighting times for elderly persons with respect to buses. The study was conducted with the assistance of Special Transport Service, a small‐scale operation consisting of two buses. The main findings of the research are estimates for the boarding and...
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