Measuring Realistic Transit Network Connectivity: A View with Travel Time Reliability

Ridership growth is one of the major goals of public transit agencies across North America. In this paper, the authors examine a key contributor in potential transit riders' mode choice -- the connectivity of a transit system in time and space. The authors propose a comprehensive transit connectivity measure from a rider's perspective, synthesizing spatial route design, service schedules and travel time reliability. The authors demonstrate that travel time reliability, typically overlooked in existing connectivity measures, is highly important in evaluating transit service and understanding ridership. The authors explore both stop level and system level connectivity measures, and demonstrate the compelling insights from these measures using detailed transit data from a mid-sized city.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 2800-2805
  • Monograph Title: 18th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2015)

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  • Accession Number: 01602846
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781467365956
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 2 2016 3:19PM