In the central area of Chicago, a 2004 feasibility study indicated that collision warning systems on buses would not be cost-effective in the near term.
ANALYSIS OF CVHAS APPLICATIONS FOR BUSES
This case study investigated the feasibility of implementing CVHAS technologies to improve the performance of bus transit in the central area of Chicago. The potential impacts of transit signal priority, collision warning, precision docking, and automatic steering control were analyzed. The analysis included three case studies.
- East-West Loop arterial
- Underground Monroe busway
- Clinton-Carroll Avenue busway
FINDINGS (Subject to the data limitations discussed in the report)
Considering the infrequency and uncertainties associated with bus crashes, the deployment of collision warning systems in the near-term appeared not to be worth the investment. In the long term, however, return on investment for collision warning systems has more potential.
Author: Shladover, Steven E., et al.
Published By: California PATH Program, University of California
Source Date: August 2004
Other Reference Number: Report No. UCB-ITS-PRR-2004-26URL: http://repositories.cdlib.org/its/path/reports/UCB-ITS-PRR-2004-26/
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