Management & Operations

‘Queue jumpers’ improve speed, safety of buses in Troy, N.Y.

Posted on June 1, 2003

To improve traffic flow and enhance safety, the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) in Albany, N.Y., and the city of Troy installed “queue jumpers” on its system. The queue jumpers are signal devices that give buses priority at intersections by allowing them to move ahead of other motorists in parallel lanes. The jumper works in “bus only” lanes consisting of two stop bars and room to accommodate only two buses at a time. The bus stays behind the first stop bar near the bus shelter for customers to enter and exit the bus. The jumper is activated as a bus approaches the second stop bar in the “bus only” lane. The presence of the bus triggers sensors (loop detectors) in the pavement, triggering the dedicated traffic light to cue bus operators when to leave. The jumper is part of the Troy Fulton Street Improvement project initiated in 2001 as a cooperative venture with CDTA and the city of Troy. The city invested about $15,000 in traffic signal improvements, including the cost of the jumper project.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Fla.'s HART to develop autonomous circulator route

The project would be one of the first of its kind in the U.S. utilizing autonomous technology and has the potential to become a genuine problem solver, according to FDOT and HART.

CTA's 2017 budget includes no fare increases, service cuts for 8th year

Long-term deals on fuel and increased non-fare revenue have helped CTA cope with reduced funding from the state and a decline in ridership, which fell to just under 500 million in 2016.

SORTA to sell advertising to pay for bus benches

In a separate ordinance, the city agreed to stop removing currently illegal benches at some stops unless they are unsafe.

Future for connected cars is promising, obstacles remain: study

Obstacles include privacy and security concerns, to a lack of infrastructure and the need for a legislative framework.

Caltrain begins courtesy campaign via social media

The campaign, called “Caltrain Manners,” is the result of a recent online survey, where passengers were asked what annoyed them most about their fellow riders. Caltrain tallied the results to determine the three worst passenger gaffes.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close