Examining the Level of Service Consequence of Transit Signal Priority During Urban Evacuation

Scott A. Parr, Evangelos I. Kaisar, Aleksandar Stevanovic
2011 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
This research answers the question, during an urban evacuation should regional planners allow transit units signal priority when police assisted traffic controls are not an option. A case study of Washington D.C. shows allowing transit signal priority (TSP) during an urban evacuation has little to no effect on evacuation clearance time. Furthermore, four non-prioritized units are required to accomplish the task of three prioritized vehicles.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.04.479 fatcat:7lnlndqjjbgizc6mzwacflvh2m