This paper investigates the circumstances under which extensions of bus routes can be feasible. Ten recent route extensions in Albany and Rochester, New York, are examined with respect to ridership generated, length and frequency of service, type and size of the new population served, and additional operating cost. The extensions included extensions to new residential and industrial sites, reverse commute services and services to major employment sites. A simple revenue/cost ratio for bus route extensions is used to compare the results. The paper concludes that route extensions that are most likely to be successful (a) are short, (b) serve a dense area of concentrated employment or residences, and (c) do not increase main-route headway. (Author)

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 56-58
  • Monograph Title: Bus Transit Management and Performance
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  • Accession Number: 00319343
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309030552
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM