TRANSIT SERVICE STANDARDS, ROUTING, AND SCHEDULING

The governments of Eugene, Springfield, and Lane County, Oregon, recently adopted a multimodal transportation plan that has forecasts to the year 2000. Serving this area is the Lane Transit District. The board of this district recently developed short-range objectives for fixed-route service designed to interface with the year 2000 plan. These objectives include a goal of a ratio of fare-box revenue to operating cost of 25 percent by 1982. Lane Transit District offers three types of service: urban fixed route, nonurban fixed route, and urban dial-a-bus. The service standards considered most important to the development program include coverage, travel time, availability, and accessibility. Route and schedule adjustments originate from public and employee suggestions, which are considered as part of a periodic route-and-schedule review. Surveys and passenger-opinion data are collected regarding any proposed changes. Schedule changes are made three times a year, route changes are made annually. Routes and schedules are adjusted as necessary to achieve long- and short-range goals. The transportation plan for the Eugene-Springfield area calls for implementation of a bus rapid transit system supported by local buses. A key element of the plan is the construction of 10 major and 10 minor transit stations throughout the metropolitan area. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 21-24
  • Monograph Title: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED COMMUNITIES. PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP
  • Serial:

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311210
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1981 12:00AM