Adaptive pre-signal control at bi-modal intersections

Haitao He, S. Ilgin Guler, Monica Menendez

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    In urban areas, where road space is limited, it is important to provide efficient public and private transportation systems to maximize person throughput, for example from a signalized intersection. To this end, this chapter looks at providing bus priority using adaptive pre-signals. Presignals dynamically allocate the road space upstream of bi-modal intersections. We propose an adaptive control algorithm tailored to realtime private and public transportation demands. The necessary infrastructure to operate an adaptive pre-signal is established, and guidelines for implementation are provided. It is demonstrated with case studies that, under all considered scenarios, implementing a pre-signal with the proposed adaptive control algorithm will result in the least average person delay at the intersection.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationAdaptive Control
    Subtitle of host publicationMethods, Applications and Research
    PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
    Number of pages37
    ISBN (Electronic)9781536131192
    ISBN (Print)9781536131185
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


    • Bi-modal
    • Bus lane
    • Bus priority
    • Pre-signal
    • Public transport

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Engineering


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