The recent desire for expanded urban public transportation generated by increased environmental and energy awareness and by the negative impact of extensive freeway construction has increased interest in the more efficient use of existing transportation facilities and in finding more cost-effective means of improving and expanding public transit service. A promising solution to these problems is in restructured conventional and paratransit services that are operated as comprehensive regional transit systems integrated operationally, physically, and institutionally. This paper examines the implications of embarking on a 10-year strategy to implement such a system. Three levels of ridership response are assumed, and their effects on system scale and operating policy descisions at biennial intervals are studied. The operating cost and deficit implications of these three response levels are then traced, yielding insight into the feasibility of an evaluationary strategy. It is concluded that, if a high ridership response results, the dual goals of expanded and improved transit service and reduced operation deficits can both be accomplished. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 27-31
  • Monograph Title: Transit planning and operations
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168066
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026504
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1981 12:00AM