A demand model for feeder bus ridership is developed (input variables: location of rail users, income of users, transit fare, level of transit service and walk time to bus route), and a cost-effectiveness framework is used to compare alternative systems. The main measure of effectiveness was the number of commuter rail users who would use the feeder bus service, and the cost was taken as the long run marginal cost, or the total average cost. Application of the methodology to a study area which included three commuter rail stations showed that all feeder bus systems would operate at a loss. Bus routes with loops in residential areas and direct service to the stations had the best ridership.

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    National Research Council of Canada

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  • Authors:
    • Shortreed, J H
    • Ireland, J A
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

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  • Accession Number: 00128744
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1982 12:00AM