This paper describes a model that was developed to estimate aggregate characteristics of bus systems capable of carrying substantial fractions of person trips and automobile trips in the Los Angeles area. The model can be applied to other cities, and is based on a generalization of techniques that have been used in corridor-level comparisons of modal options. The model provides a relatively quick and inexpensive means of generating estimates of transit supply characteristics that can be used in assessing the feasibility of proposals for reducing automobile travel in cities and in identifying other options. Specifically, the model gives estimates of fleet sizes and operating policies that would be needed to accomodate varying degrees of reduction in automobile travel.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 12-15
  • Monograph Title: Bus service planning
  • Serial:

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167590
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026512
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1981 12:00AM