This article presents ongoing research on the initial development of a decision support system (DSS) framework for integrated emergency vehicle preemption and transit priority system investment planning. A conceptual intelligent DSS framework provides a holistic framework to perform analytical assessments of integrated emergency vehicle preemption and transit priority systems. Three analytical tools are presented for incorporation into future DSS design: the first addresses the potential impact of transit travel time reduction on transit operating costs; the second addresses the potential impact of reduced emergency vehicle crashes at signalized intersections on fire and rescue operating costs; and the third integrates fuzzy sets concepts and multiattribute decision-making methods to rank order transit signal priority strategy alternatives at the intersection level.
Soo, Houng Y., et al.
A DSS Framework for Advanced Traffic Signal Control System Investment Planning.
Journal of Public Transportation, 9 (4): 87-106.
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