DESIGNING URBAN TRANSIT SYSTEMS: AN APPROACH TO THE ROUTE-TECHNOLOGY SELECTION PROBLEM

A MODEL FOR THE DESIGN OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS WAS DEVELOPED. THE MODEL DEFINES TRANSIT SYSTEM CONFIGURATION AND HARDWARE SYSTEM USAGE SUBJECT TO GIVEN POLICY CONSTRAINTS AND AVAILABLE HARDWARE SYSTEMS. THE BASIC CONCEPT OF THE MODEL IS A SERVICE SPECIFICATION WHICH INTEGRATES HARDWARE SYSTEM ATTRIBUTES AND OPERATING POLICY. A SERVICE SPECIFICATION IS AN INTEGRATED SET OF STATEMENTS WHICH DESCRIBE WHICH HARDWARE SYSTEM OPERATING AT A GIVEN SERVICE FREQUENCY IS PLANNED FOR USE ON LINKS HAVING A GIVEN RANGE OF FLOW LEVEL. WALK MODE MAY BE INCLUDED IN THE SPECIFICATION FOR THE LOWEST RANGE OF LINK FLOWS. THE MODEL DEFINES A TRANSIT SYSTEM WITH A NETWORK WHICH INCLUDES ALL POTENTIAL TRANSIT LINKS. THE TEMPLATE NETWORK MAY BE PLANAR OR NON-PLANAR AND MAY INCLUDE EXISTING TRANSIT FACILITY LINKS. THE CURRENT MODEL ASSUMES THAT TRANSIT DEMAND IS KNOWN. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract No DOT-UT-241
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Seattle, WA  United States  98195
  • Authors:
    • Rea, J C
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 117 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: rr-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242367
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1973 12:00AM