PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS OF DUAL-MODE TRANSIT: PRELIMINARY CASE STUDY

GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF THE IMPACT OF DIFFERENT TRANSIT SERVICE CONFIGURATIONS ON SYSTEM COSTS AND BENEFITS IS NEEDED, PARTICULARY IN RELATION TO NEW TECHNOLOGIES. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PAPER IS TO DEMONSTRATE A METHOD FOR ANALYZING SERVICE TRADE-OFFS. THROUGH A CASE STUDY CONDUCTED IN MILWAUKEE, THE PAPER EXAMINES THE SENSITIVITY OF FOUR SERVICE CHARACTERISTICS FOR DUAL-MODE TRANSIT, ONE OF SEVERAL PROMISING TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS. THE FOUR SERVICE CHARACTERISTICS ARE MAIN LINE SPEED, GUIDEWAY SPACING, VEHICLE SIZE, AND STATION SPACING. PRELIMINARY COMPARATIVE ANALYSES OF THESE FOUR FEATURES ARE CONDUCTED IN RELATION TO NINE OUTPUT OR SYSTEM PERFORMANCE VARIABLES: ANNUAL OPERATING COSTS, ANNUAL CAPITAL COSTS, TOTAL ANNUAL COSTS, AVERAGE TRAVEL TIME, ESTIMATED RIDERSHIP, REQUIRED FARES (OPERATING COSTS), REQUIRED FARES (ALL COSTS), ANNUAL TRANSPORT BENEFITS, AND BENEFIT-COST RATIO. GRAPHICAL TECHNIQUES ARE EXPLORED FOR HIGHLIGHTING COMPARATIVE SENSITIVITIES. THE NEED TO SYSTEMATICALLY EXAMINE DIFFERENT COMBINATIONS OF SERVICE FEATURES WITHIN DIFFERENT URBAN AREAS IS STRESSED.

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    • Stuart, Darwin G
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  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 56-72
  • Monograph Title: Transportation systems planning and analysis
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  • Accession Number: 00242585
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309021669
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1973 12:00AM