OPERATIONAL IMPLICATIONS OF A MAJOR MODAL DIVERSION TO TRANSIT - A MACRO-ANALYSIS

The study examined the implications of dramatic increases in transit patronage on system structure and performance. Models were developed to examine the cost and service attributes of a variety of system components, including express bus, exclusive lane operation, subscription service, dial-a-ride, and several route-based feeder options. These models were applied in a regional context over a range of patronage assumptions to evaluate both the individual components and the effects resulting from various service combinations. The analysis provided insights into the structure of integrated transit systems and the expansion of these systems to serve increasing shares of urban travel.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Multisystems, Incorporated

    1050 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02138

    Department of Transportation

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Batchelder, J H
    • Englisher, L S
    • Kullman, B C
    • Sobel, K L
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 124 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137437
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TST-76/72 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-50266
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM