PRELIMINARY TRANSIT PATRONAGE ESTIMATION FOR SMALL URBAN AREAS VIA TRANSIT SERVICE FACTOR

Transit service-factor (annual revenue miles of bus service per capita) offers a convently applied parameter for preliminary estimation of system-wide patronage for the small urban area contemplating establishment or substantial expansion of public transit service. Its use is particularly suited to preliminary transit feasibility studies using sketch-planning techniques for rapidly generating and appraising alternative system concepts and general levels of service. Careful judgment should be exercised in application of the service factor/ridership relationships presented here to any particular urban area, however. Adjustments for local conditions--community factors and transit system parameters--and consistency checks with other patronage estimation criteria are essential in applications beyond gross preliminary patronage estimation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Traffic Engineers

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20006
  • Authors:
    • Neuzil, D
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

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  • Pagination: p. 32-35
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126311
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1981 12:00AM