PROVIDING INCREASED TRANSIT CAPACITY DURING PEAK PERIODS: EXAMINATION OF TWO TECHNIQUES

It is shown that reduction of bus route lengths increases the number of round trips per bus possible in a given time period. For bus routes accessed mainly by auto, it is shown that significant savings in energy due to reduced auto miles travelled are possible by decreasing the lengths of multistop bus routes. Little or no savings are achieved with express bus routes. Staggering work hours has the effect of greatly increasing the fraction of new transit demand that can be satisfied. It is shown that both the length of the peak period and the percentage travel in the peak hour affect potential transit utilization. Since staggering work hours has detrimental effects on carpooling potential, these effects are also examined. It is found that the benefits to transit of staggering work hours probably exceed the disadvantages to carpooling.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Ward, D E
    • Kendall, D C
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 63 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090561
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-0ST-75-7 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1982 12:00AM