THE INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC TRANSIT DESIGN SYSTEM: A BRIEF NON-TECHNICAL OVERVIEW OF ITS STRUCTURE AND OPERATION

The purpose of this paper is to present a brief summary of the structure and operation of a man-computer system for designing a bus transit system for many origin-to one destination travel patterns in an urban region. In its manual mode, the planner is asked to make eight decisions concerning park-ride lots, the type and frequency of the bus service and the pricing of the complete journey. A modal split model then determines the percentage of people taking the modes, walk + bus, drive + bus and drive. Visual displays enable the planner to evaluate the economic and socio-economic performance of his system. The system can also pre-set some of the eight decision variables in order to limit the number of combinatorial options available to the planner. The system will soon be applied to the problem of designing and evaluating a bus transit service to the campus of the University of Washington, its first test in a real-world setting. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Faculty of Commerce
    Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Schneider, J B
    • Gehner, C D
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00097676
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1981 12:00AM