PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS FOR ALTERNATIVE TRANSIT ROUTE STRUCTURES

Planners wishing to achieve higher overall transit ridership should develop route structures oriented to larger and increasing segments of the spectrum of travel within a region rather than on those focusing on travel to the central business district. Examples are quoted in support of this theory. Network design configurations oriented to this objective include the gird and timed transfer system concepts. These multidestination systems with a significantly smaller deficit per passenger trip can theoretically attract more passengers than alternative radical systems. Models are used to illustrate four routing schemes: the radial method designed to connect all points in a metropolitan area with the downtown; the ubiquitous method; the grid method; and time transfer system which relies on schedules connections between routes and does not require the grid system's frequent service on most routes. The relative passenger appeal of the different systems, the relative costs, and the related land use considerations are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Planners

    1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Authors:
    • Thompson, G L
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

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  • Accession Number: 00157895
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1981 12:00AM