PRELIMINARY SCREENING OF TRANSIT CORRIDOR ALTERNATIVES

Part of a major analysis of transit corridor alternatives done by the Chicago Area Transportation Study is presented. A method was developed to screen out, for further study, a limited number of proposed transit improvements from a large number of suggested alternatives for a corridor. The principles of this screening are (a) that some alternatives are not consistent with patronage in the corridor and (b) that some alternatives are dominated by others. The screening methodology is discussed, and the use of corridor supply and demand functions for evaluation and the estimation of these functions are presented. Demand and supply estimates prepared for several lightrail alternatives for Chicago's Southwest Corridor are then subjected to preliminary screening. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 20-26
  • Monograph Title: Urban transportation planning, evaluation, and analysis
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00301608
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309029538
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1981 12:00AM