ESTIMATING BUS RIDERSHIP

A route-based approach to estimating bus ridership is described. Bus riders on a typical Hartford, Connecticut, route were classed by walking distance and car ownership status, and compared to the number of dwelling units in each status. A series of "ridership penetration curves" shows how the number of bus riders per dwelling unit relates to car ownership and walking distance. For each level of car ownership, these curves decline with increasing walking distance. They show a drop of about 5 rides per 100 dwelling units for every 100-ft increase in walking distance, and a decrease of about 10 rides per 100 dwelling units when the first car is acquired and again when the second car is acquired. The data appear consistent with patterns derived from origin-destination surveys.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 8-12
  • Monograph Title: Recent advances in bus transit operations planning
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  • Accession Number: 00450893
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309038030
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:57PM