ESTIMATING TRANSIT DEMAND, FLEET SIZE, AND COSTS FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES

Forecasting transit demand and estimating costs for transit systems in smaller communities is very difficult. The Ready Reckoner approach developed in 1974 has been used successfully in smaller urban and suburban areas throughout Canada. This approach can be used to estimate potential demand, system size, and cost parameters. It is a shortcut estimating tool intended primarily as assistance to policymakers in deciding whether or not more detailed analyses and feasibility studies are warranted rather than as a substitute for those necessary calculations. (Author)

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    • This paper appeared in TRB Special Report 187, Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities, Proceedings of a Workshop sponsored by UMTA and FHWA, conducted by TRB, Sarasota, Florida, 3-6 December 1978. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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    • Atkinson, Wallace
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  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 29-34
  • Monograph Title: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED COMMUNITIES. PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP
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  • Accession Number: 00311212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1981 12:00AM