BLUE ARROW-SYSTEMS DESIGN AND EVALUATION

THE ACCOMPANYING REPORT HAS BEEN PREPARED AS THE FIRST OF SEVERAL REPORTS ON SYSTEMS RESEARCH INTO INNOVATIVE IDEAS AND TECHNOLOGICA ADVANCEMENTS OF MASS TRANSIT SYSTEM. IN PARTICULAR THE REPORT COVERS THE BLUE ARROW BUS EXPRESS SYSTEM (BABES). THE SYSTEM OPERATES ON A PROPOSED RAPID TRANSIT ALIGNMENT COLLECTING PATRONS IN THE SUBURBAN AREAS AND PROCEEDING DIRECTLY TO THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT. CONVENTIONAL SYSTEMS PICK UP AND DROP OFF PATRONS ALONG THE ENTIRE ROUTE, WHEREAS THE BLUE ARROW IS A BASIC LINE HAUL SYSTEM. THE BABES IS ALSO CHARACTERIZED BY A PARK-N-RIDE/KISS-N-RIDE STATION LOCATED ON A FUTURE RAPID TRANSIT STATION LOCATION. THIS FIRST VOLUME IS CONCERNED WITH SYSTEM DESIGN AND EVALUATION; ITS AIMS ARE: 1. TO DETERMINE REIDERSHIP CHARACTERISTICS AND PATTERNS BY CONDUCTING SURVEYS OF BLUE ARROW TRANSIT PATRONS; 2. TO ASSESS THE POTENTIAL OF SMALL SCALE VERSUS LARGE SCALE STUDIES WITH RESPECT TO MODELLING TECHNIQUES FROM ORIGIN/DESTINATION STUDIES; 3. TO ASSESS THE USE OF PARK-N-RIDE/KISS-N-RIDE FACILITIES ON THE BABES; 4. TO DESIGN AND BUILD A PASSENGER-COUNTING DEVICE. THE ACCOMPANYING REPORT IS AN ANALYSIS OF THE MAJOR SURVEY CONDUCTED ON FEBRUARY 14, 1973 AS WELL AS THE USE OF THE PARK-N-RIDE/KISS-N-RIDE TERMINAL. BASICALLY THE REPORT COVERS THE TRIP, TRIPMAKER AND SYSTEMS CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BLUE ARROW RIDERS FUNDAMENTAL TO ALL TRANSPORTATION STUDIES. IN ESSENCE, THIS STUDY IS PECULIAR IN THAT IT IS SOLELY TRANSIT ORIENTATED AND REPRESENTS A 100% SURVEY COVERAGE OF A CLOSED SYSTEM. THE CLOSED SYSTEM BEING THE BABES RIDERS ON FEBRUARY 14, 1973. THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY ARE INTENDED FOR USE IN OTHER CANADIAN CITIES PLANNING INTERIM TRANSIT SYSTEMS OR FOR UPGRADING THEIR SYSTEMS. A FOLLOW-UP SURVEY WILL BE CARRIED OUT LATER THIS FALL IN A FORMAT SIMILAR TO THE ONE CONDUCTED IN FEBRUARY AND WILL BE REPORTED IN VOLUME II OF SYSTEMS DESIGN AND EVALUATION.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 2 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Development Agency, Canada

    2085 Union, 9th Floor
    Montreal, PQ  Canada 

    Calgary, City of, Canada

    313 Seventh Avenue, Southeast
    Calgary,   Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 139 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239685
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 24 1981 12:00AM