A COMPARISON OF THE DUAL MODE TRANSIT SYSTEM AND VARIOUS OTHER TRANSIT BUS OPTIONS
The annual costs and level of service of a Dual Mode Transit System (DMTS) are compared with those of Exclusive Busway Bus (EBB), Exclusive Busway Bus with Small Bus Feeder (EBB/SBF), Expressway Bus (EB), and Conventional Bus (CB) systems. Large and small-bus versions are studied. The systems, defined for Milwaukee in 1990, all provide the same capacity and routes. UMTA Milwaukee Dual Mode Study baseline data are used. Trip time and transfer characteristics are used as measures of level of service. Construction of busways and creation of reserved lanes increase vehicle speed that, in turn, increases driver/vehicle productivity and decreases travel time. The use of small buses allows for shorter headways, more privacy, and demand-responsive service. But small-bus operations are not economical unless automated operations are used. Transfers may have an unacceptable effect on EBB/SBF ridership.
Mitre CorporationWestgate Research Park
McLean, VA United States 22101
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Lieb, J G
- Publication Date: 1974-6
- Pagination: 126 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Bus lanes; Buses; Costs; Methodology; Public transit; Transit riders; Transportation; Travel demand; Urban transit; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00090022
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: MTR-6697 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-10028
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Apr 22 1981 12:00AM