The paper discusses modeling of transit operations on a route-by-route basis. In particular, explicit relationships between ridership, revenue, fare and frequency are sought. Functional forms for two models -- demand and cost -- are assumed. The forms -- constant elasticity demand and linear cost -- are simple enough to allow analytical solutions yet sufficiently rich to portray most of the essential tradeoffs. The models are not system aggregate but are intended to model a given route at a given time of day. The implications of these assumptions are shown on the "frequency-fare" plane. This plane is shown to be divided into two areas, one of excess capacity and one of excess demand.

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  • Pagination: p. 73-80

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  • Accession Number: 00156317
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1981 12:00AM