A summary of the methodology, analysis, evaluation, and findings of a bus study that was conducted to assess the feasibility of park-and-ride and express bus service within the Pennsylvania Turnpike corridor is presented. Some of the fastest developing commercial and industrial areas in the Philadelphia metropolitan area are within this corridor, including many high-technology industries. A special traffic demand estimation method, which requires a special coding procedure and uses an existing traffic assignment model, was developed. This demand estimation technique reduces the computer cost of simulation, allows the use of the regional modal split and transit assignment models without recalibration, and produces accurate transit ridership estimates within the detailed study area for the routes under study. The evaluation of the promising express bus alternatives for the Pennsylvania Turnpike indicated that the subsidy for circumferential express bus routes is rather large because the patronage is generally small, even for growing and congested circumferential urban corridors.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 57-64
  • Monograph Title: Recent advances in bus transit operations planning
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  • Accession Number: 00450900
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309038030
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:57PM