FACTORS INFLUENCING FUTURE TRANSIT EFFICIENCY: EVALUATION OF THE DEMOGRAPHIC IMPACT ON GUIDEWAY TRANSIT SYSTEMS USING GIS AND ANN TECHNOLOGIES

In this report, various demographic factors influencing urban guideway transit ridership have been identified and evaluated by geographic information system technology. Demographic trends at the national level have been summarized with respect to the aging population, suburbanization, automobile. This study centers around 3 major U.S. metropolitan areas including Greater Washington, D.C., Boston, MA, and Chicago, IL. The relationship between guideway transit ridership and demographic characteristics is modeled using the artificial neural network (ANN) technology.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB95-191755 and PB95-191748. Prepared in cooperation with Florida International Univ., Miami, Lehman Center for Transportation Research.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Urban Transit Institute

    University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620-5350

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Shen, L D
    • Huang, Jie
    • LEE, Y K
    • Zhao, F
  • Publication Date: 1995-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 144 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00729962
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NUTI-94FIU2.1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 20 1997 12:00AM