Where should bus stops go ...

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In a nice article in The Oregonian about my friend Robert Bertini's Portland State University lab: Lab helps TriMet glide to more green lights , simulation tests comparing bus stop locations on the near and far side of intersections shows bus stops should go on the far side of intersections, reducing bus delay. This is a valuable use of simulation, that should be corroborated with empirical evidence (though I am fairly sure it is right). I suspect in general it also reduces the delay of other vehicles. Another question is how does it affect access times to bus stops, which depends on local land use issues.

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As the project director of a large (7000 buses) bus signal priority project covering 10 000 bus stops and 4 000 sets signals, I concur that downstream bus stop locations are critical to priority provision and service efficiency.

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