The purpose of this study is to establish a framework of route selection in bus network design, based on the proposed functional description and evaluation system. In the proposed framework, the network is classified into residential, activity, and transfer nodes. Routes connecting the transfer nodes serve as the regional system, and other routes constitute the local systems. The evaluation system designed is capable of reflecting both the connectivity of transfer nodes and the accessibility of the residential and activity nodes. To establish the priority of route selection, several attributes were tested against transit use at the neighborhood level. The level of transit service was the sole dominant factor in the traveler's determination of mode choice. Furthermore, the employment activity nodes were significantly correlated with route performance. If the work trips and route performance are given prior consideration, employment serves as a good index during the process of network development. If the provision of accesses to other activities is taken into consideration, employment can also serve as a good indication by connecting those activity nodes to the other elements of the network. This framework will be especially useful when it is integrated in a heuristic algorithm for optimization of network design. A case study was carried out to demonstrate the use of this framework in four stages of bus network development in the Denver area.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 44-57
  • Monograph Title: Regional bus transportation
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  • Accession Number: 00129347
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902451X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1981 12:00AM