Mathematical models are developed for trips versus transit network length. It is shown that the number of trips captured per unit length of network is a highly nonlinear phenomenon, occurring because of four major factors. These factors are: interzonal travel, modal split, nonuniformity in trip generation, and future growth factors. Sensitivity analysis is presented to understand the impact of various controllable and noncontrollable factors economies of scale.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Denver, Colo., Sept. 23-27, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Mittal, R K
    • Arora, S R
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 73-ICT-93 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 1981 12:00AM