Queue Relocation Bus Priority Using SCOOT Gating



Queue Relocation Bus Priority Using SCOOT Gating

Authors

OAKES J and KELLY I, Oscar Faber Transportation, UK

Description

This paper outlines the potential of the SCOOT "gating" facility in managing traffic flows and queues, particularly the scope for significantly promoting bus priority through the relocation of queuing traffic to points in the network where bus traffic may

Abstract

This paper outlines the potential of the SCOOT "gating" facility in managing traffic flows and queues, particularly the scope for significantly promoting bus priority through the relocation of queuing traffic to points in the network where bus traffic may conveniently pass.

The paper describes the SCOOT gating facility and how it can be utilised to provide queue relocation; and provides details of an experimental scheme in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames where the techniques described will be used for the first time in a cascading manner to manage queueing patterns along a corridor into Kingston town centre.

Publisher

Association for European Transport