EFFECTS OF A SERVICE INTERRUPTION ON BUS RIDERSHIP LEVELS IN A MIDDLE-SIZED COMMUNITY

A stochastic model of bus passenger ridership is applied to the problem of determining the effect of a service interruption on ridership levels in a middle-sized community. The work indicates that, despite the captive clientele of transit and the relatively short duration of the service discontinuance (63 days), large reductions (13.5 - 17.9 percent) in ridership resulted. These results suggest that government agencies should take an active role in preserving stable and reliable transit service if large future subsidies are to be avoided. The work indicates that the building of stochastic models of transit demand would aid in planning future transit services.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Harmatuck, D J
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Accession Number: 00083827
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1981 12:00AM