Changes in route structure needed to develop a group of high-density trolleybus routes in a medium sized transit system are examined. The subject areas include treatment of branches and route extensions, route changes to maximize wire utilization, and modifications of pairings in a through route structure centered on a downtown transfer point. Wire is rarely provided for express or limited-stop operation. Where such service is a sizable component of a route, wire may be justified. An example of the treatment of such a route in New York is described. The need to provide wire for infrequently used movements has become a subject of question in two situations: where service is scheduled but consists of only a few trips per day, generally in late evening or early morning hours; and where service is not regularly scheduled but a route is used on a regular basis to turn back late buses or as a detour for frequently occurring special events.


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Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 74-79
  • Monograph Title: Public transportation: bus, rail, ridesharing, paratransit services, and transit security
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00667622
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309055105
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 7 1994 12:00AM