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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2015, Article ID 372496, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/372496
Research Article

Research on the Coordinated Design of Bus and Taxi Station

College of Traffic, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin 130022, China

Received 30 July 2014; Accepted 10 November 2014

Academic Editor: Hong Chen

Copyright © 2015 Jiangfeng Xi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Rises in the number of transit buses, bus routes, and overall traffic volume in China’s cities, coupled with interference from other transport modes, such as taxis loading and unloading passengers nearby, have led to increasing traffic delays at bus stops, which is considered one of the factors degrading service levels and traffic operations on urban roadways. This paper studies traffic characteristics at bus stops, investigates variations in delay from different types or designs of bus stops, and analyzes the impact of it on traffic capacity, the purpose of which is to propose a solution to predicting the feasibility of an integrated design of bus stops and taxi stands with the help of mathematical models and based on the objectives of optimal traffic operations and passenger transfer.