WORK TRAVEL DEMANDS AND TRANSIT PLAN: A CASE STUDY OF DENVER

APPROXIMATELY 75% OF THE DENVER METRO TRANSIT RIDERSHIP IS FOR WORK TRIPS, MOST OF THESE TAKING PLACE WITHIN THE CBD. HOWEVER, ONLY ABOUT 12% OF THE TOTAL METROPOLITAN AREA EMPLOYMENT IS LOCATED WITHIN THIS AREA. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS STUDY IS TO DEVELOP THE MAIN PROCEDURES AND TECHNIQUES TO BE UTILIZED IN DETAILED TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, CONCENTRATING ON PROVIDING NEEDED TRANSIT SERVICE TO CENTERS OF SECONDARY EMPLOYMENT. METHODOLOGY IS AS FOLLOWS. USING THE ALREADY ESTABLISHED DATA OF THE HOME BASED WORK TRIP TABLE DERIVED FROM A RECENT ORIGIN AND DESTINATION SURVEY, TRAVEL PATTERNS AND TRIP CONCENTRATION TO HIGH EMPLOYMENT ZONES WERE IDENTIFIED. THESE TRIP CONCENTRATIONS WERE PLOTTED ON A SERIES OF MAPS. THE AUTHORS USED THE GRAPHIC TOOL OF MAP OVERLAYS IN DOING THEIR ANALYSIS. THE EXISTING BUS NETWORK WAS EVALUATED BY OVERLAYING THE ROUTE NETWORK TO THE TRIP CONCENTRATION MAP AND RECORDING ON THE OVERLAY THE CONCENTRATIONS OF TRIPS SERVED BY ROUTE NETWORK LINKS. THIS YEILDED THE LOW DEMAND SERVICE ROUTE LINKS. A SIMILAR PROCEDURE RESULTED IN A GUIDE FOR LOCATING NEW ROUTES OR ALTERING EXISTING ONES TO ACCOMMODATE MORE WORK TRIP DEMAND. COMMENTS WERE MADE ABOUT THE INADEQUACIES OF TRANSPORTATION PLANNING METHODS AND TOOL AND SUGGESTIONS OFFERED. THE USE OF THE 24 HOUR DAY AS THE BASIC UNIT OF TRAVEL ANALYSIS IS CONSIDERED INAPPROPRIATE IN MANY INSTANCES. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE ORIGIN-DESTINATION TRIP TABLES SHOULD BE SURPLANTED BY THE USE OF PRODUCTION AND ATTRACTION TABLES WHICH OFFER MORE INFORMATION. REFERENCES ARE FURNISHED AND THE APPENDICES CONSIST OF TRIP ZONE PLOTTING MAPS OF THE DENVER METROPOLITAN AREA AND ZONE AND FINAL EXPANSION FACTORS TABLES. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rept No UMTA-CO-11-0001-73-2
  • Corporate Authors:

    Colorada University

    /Cntr for Urban Transp Studies
    ,   United States 
  • Authors:
    • Zebauers, Valdis
    • Surti, V H
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239571
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 19 1982 12:00AM