Guidelines for Planning and Implementation of Transit Priority Measures provides practitioners with the required tools and frameworks for selecting the appropriate transit priority measures (TPM) in their jurisdiction, based on identified needs.
In recent years there has been an increasing interest in sustainable transportation and surface transit systems. The reliability of transit systems have been a concern with growing congestion on roadways. To improve the performance of these systems, transit priority measures (TPM) have been implemented in various jurisdictions across Canada. The overall objective of TPM is to improve transit travel time, travel time reliability, and/or safety. A number of TPM applications, classified as regulatory, transit priority and physical measures can meet these objectives.
The development of these guidelines was based on a literature review identifying TPM and different processes used to select the most appropriate TPM as well as a current practices survey to gauge the experience in selection of the TPM in various jurisdictions in Canada.
The material gathered through the literature review generated the supporting document Guidelines for Planning and Implementation of Transit Priority Measures: Background Information Report, which is available through the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) library.
Keywords: Bus, Planning, Priority (traffic), Public Transport, Safety, Sustainability, Textbook, Traffic Control, Traffic Lane, Traffic Regulations, Traffic Signal, Urban Area
Disponible en français : Lignes directrices relatives à la planification et à la mise en oeuvre des mesures de priorité au transport en commun (2013)