THE DETERMINATION AND EVALUATION OF OBJECTIVE ACCESS TIMES TO PUBLIC TRANSIT FOR DISAGGREGATE TRAVELER BEHAVIOR MODELING

The paper investigates methods of overcoming the deficiency of zonal aggregate transit network data for representing local walk access variations. Alternative methods of determining transit access in a real setting are reduced to five, based on modifications of transit network coding procedures. These are evaluated by comparison with values from travelers' reports, bus time tables, and zonal networks. A method of manually coding alternative access links from known individual trip-ends to standard network nodes is found to give a four-to-one improvement in the resulting walk access variance of a trip sample compared to an interzonal representation access for the trips. Numerous other sources of differences between calculation methods and reports for all components of a transit trip were investigated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Transportation Commission

    Hotel Claremont
    Berkeley, CA  USA  94705

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

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    University of California, Berkeley

    Berkeley, CA  USA  94720
  • Authors:
    • REID, F A
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

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  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090342
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTC-TM-10-15-74 Tech. Memo
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30176
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1981 12:00AM