Bus Transit Signal Priority (TSP) is an important tool that increases bus speeds and reliability, thereby improving transit system efficiency and effectiveness. Transit agencies implement a wide variety of TSP strategies and parameters and report different levels of benefits from TSP implementations in various traffic conditions and right-of-way treatments (e.g. mixed vs. dedicated guideway).
TTI was recently awarded a new Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis project to examine the current state of practice for bus TSP. Michael J. Walk, Transit Mobility Program Manager, will serve as the Principal Investigator. The project is titled TCRP Synthesis SA-47: Bus Transit Signal Priority – Current State of the Practice.