STATE OF THE ART OF CURRENT PRACTICES FOR TRANSIT TRANSFERS

The major objectives of the study are to: (1) describe and summarize the transfer policies currently in use on U.S. transit properties; (2) identify reasons why properties use or do not use particular transfer policies; (3) determine the consequences of alternative transfer policies in different settings; and (4) analyze and identify situations or settings in which particular transfer policies can be applied beneficially. A transfer policy consists of a set of operator actions involving vehicle routing and scheduling, transfer charges, information for passengers, and terminal facilities, which affects the movement of passengers between transit vehicles as part of a continuing trip. This study examines the current use and impacts of eleven potential transfer policy components related to these operator actions. The effects of each component on operator costs, user satisfaction, ridership, and revenue, are related to such site-specific factors as historical and current patterns of passenger flows, route structure, service frequency, shape and size of the service area, layout of the central business district, and degree of schedule adherence. Based on these relationships, the situations or settings in which particular transfer policies can most beneficially be applied are identified.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Charles River Associates, Incorporated

    200 Clarendon Street, John Hancock Tower
    Boston, MA  United States  02116

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Publication Date: 1981-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 295 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00346027
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA06-0049-80-13Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1406
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1982 12:00AM