This 2-volume study develops and tests, by several case studies, a methodology for defining and measuring network connectivity for the purpose of evaluating transit system design and transit performance. The formulation provides a standard framework for evaluating problems of transit system performance on the basis of connectivity. Such an approach emphasizes the importance of quality of service measures in assessing both the efficiency and effectiveness of resource deployment and system design from a management/planning perspective. The main focus is on identifying the contribution of transit system connectivity to the overall performance of how well urban activity connections are served by transit. The study approach involves looking at the problem from the perspectives of graph theory, urban transportation planning models, and statistical sampling. Volume 1 looks at transit connectivity in perspective, that is, it considers the total system and problem setting and the different levels of factors that influence the development of the transit network, routes and schedules, and the quality of services rendered. Volume 1 also provides simple numerical examples so as to illustrate the steps in applying the connectivity methodology for the evaluation of actual transit operations. The research results are discussed in the Technical Supplement, Volume 2, together with the case studies involving actual data and transit systems for 5 regions in California. The case study results show the versatility of the connectivity measures through normalized reciprocal harmonic mean trip time. (UMTA)

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    University of California, Irvine

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    4000 Anteater Instruction and Research Building
    Irvine, CA  United States  92697
  • Authors:
    • Lam, T N
    • SCHULER, H J
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

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  • Pagination: 53 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00341624
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: CA-09-8003
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-CA-09-8003-81-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1981 12:00AM