DUAL MODE TRANSIT SYSTEM. APPENDIX F: THE INTERACTION OF DMTS DEMAND AND SERVICE LEVELS
The purpose of the study is to determine likely demand for and operational strategies of the Dual Mode Transit System when implanted in a realistic urban environment. Various large U.S. cities were investigated and the Washington, D.C. and Houston metropolitan areas were chosen as most suitable. A computerized model was built to simulate trip generation, trip distribution and modal split for any urban area subdivided into a manageable number of zones (20-100). Required input consists of travel time matrices for conventional and DMTS modes, as well as economic and demographic information about each zone. Demand for the DMTS was simulated by trip purpose and time of day. Station and link loads were calculated. Likely service strategy options were identified for different times of day, various trip purposes, and various locations.
- Prepared in cooperation with Transportation Technology, Inc., Denver, Colo. See also PB-239 894.
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- Stern, M
- Jones, T
- Publication Date: 1974-6
- Pagination: 171 p.
- TRT Terms: Buses; Command guidance; Design; Dual mode transportation systems; Paratransit services; Public transit; Research; Simulation; Suburbs; Travel demand; Travel patterns; Trip generation; Urban areas
- Old TRIS Terms: Centrol city
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00090472
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: IRT-349-R Final Rpt., UMTA-CO-06-0006
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 29 2003 12:00AM