The effect of allowing Taxis to use bus lanes on BRT routes II

Neville Fowkes, G.C. Hocking, Montaz Ali, Sarah L. Mitchell

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    In order to facilitate the ow of traffic in Gauteng Provence, South Africa,
    during peak hours the BRT is investigating the effect of allowing minibus
    taxis to use the lanes presently reserved for buses either throughout the day
    or just during peak hours. This work represents a continuation of the work
    commenced at the MISG 2014 meeting where it was shown that the traffic
    ow through the system was improved by allowing minibus taxis to switch
    across to the bus lane providing the density of the traffic exceeded a critical
    value determined by the flow characteristics of the lanes. In the present work
    we investigate further the disruptions that are likely to be caused by the
    movement of taxis into the bus lane. Additionally we present an economic
    pricing model that may be used to encourage commuters to travel by bus.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Mathematics in Industry Study Group 2015
    EditorsD.P. Mason
    PublisherUniversity of the Witwatersrand
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)978-0-9870336-5-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event2015 Mathematics in Industry Study Group - Cape Town, South Africa
    Duration: 12 Jan 201516 Jan 2015
    Conference number: 12


    Conference2015 Mathematics in Industry Study Group
    Abbreviated titleMISG 2015
    Country/TerritorySouth Africa
    CityCape Town


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