ANALYSIS OF A FREEWAY BUS TRANSIT SYSTEM

AS A PARTIAL ATTEMPT TO RELIEVE THE URBAN TRAFFIC CONGESTION, A LIMITED FREEWAY BUS TRANSIT SYSTEM HAS BEEN OPERATING IN THE MILWAUKEE METROPOLITAN AREA. A STUDY OF THIS OPERATION INDICATES THAT THE SYSTEM CAN BE INITIATED AT EXTREMELY LOW COST AND OPERATED AT A PROFIT, THE PRESENT SYSTEM HAS BEEN GROWING RAPIDLY IN POPULARITY AND PASSENGER USAGE, THE SELECTION OF EXTERNAL TERMINAL POINTS MAY BE MADE ON THE BASIS OF THE HOUSING DENSITIES, PARKING REQUIREMENTS, AND GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS, PASSENGER PICK-UP LOOPS THROUGH THE EXTERNAL RESIDENTIAL AREAS ARE HELPFUL IN SELLING THE SYSTEM TO PROSPECTIVE USERS, A QUICK AND YET THOROUGH DISTRIBUTION LOOP THROUGH THE CBD WITH NO NEED OF FURTHER TRANSFERRING SATISFIES THE PASSENGERS' NEEDS, AND THERE ARE SEVERAL PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PASSENGERS THAT MAY BE USED IN DETERMINING THE REQUIRED SERVICE LEVEL FOR THE OPERATION. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 94, No HW1, PROC PAPER 5976, PP 33-42
  • Authors:
    • Mccaffrey, R
    • HONG, H
  • Publication Date: 1968-6

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  • Accession Number: 00240995
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM