Contraflow bus priority lane performance: a case study.(Israel)

A. Polus, J. L. Schofer

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Analysis of the performance of a 1-mile (1.7km) contraflow bus lane in downtown Tel Aviv, Israel, showed that, compared to with-flow lanes, the contraflow lane demonstrated more reliable bus travel times and faster travel speeds during peak and off-peak hours. Improvements in reliability were identified using the coefficient of variation of travel times, the standard deviation of headways, and the pattern of travel-time change on successive bus runs during the peak period. An investigation of sources of delay showed that traffic-signal settings could be revised to provide significant travel-time reductions. Opportunities to improve contraflow service by limiting access to this lane by vehicles other than buses were also identified.-from ASCE Publications Abstracts

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-305
Number of pages9
JournalTransportation Engineering Journal, ASCE
Issue numberTE3, Proc. Paper, 14559
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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