SIMULATION STUDY TO EVALUATE SPARE RATIOS IN BUS TRANSIT SYSTEMS
A simulation model was developed to investigate proper choice of the spare ratio to maintain a desirable level of service dependability. The objective of the model was to study the effects of the time between bus breakdowns and the time to repair broken buses, as well as other characteristics of the system, on the value of the spare ratio and the overall performance of the transit system. The model was successfully validated and used to simulate and study the bus operations of an existing transit system. The model can be adapted to simulate the operations of different bus transit systems.
This paper appears in Transportation Research Record No. 1221, Research in Bus and Rail Transit Operations.
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Iskander, W H
Niaki, S A
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Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation
Jun 30 1990 12:00AM
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