DEVELOPMENT OF A MODEL FOR ANALYSIS OF THE COST EFFECTIVENESS OF ALTERNATIVE TRANSIT SYSTEMS

A theory has been developed for preliminary analysis of transit alternatives by which estimations of average performance, power use, and cost effectiveness of all types of transit alternatives (scheduled, demand-responsive, automated, manually driven) may be computed for given and varying population dsitributions and travel behavior. Computation on a digital computer for a specific set of input parameters is very rapid, therefore extensive parametric analysis of each alternative is possible with respect to variations in over 70 geometric, kinematic, dynamic, service and economic variables. A new method of application of mode-split theory is used, and the computation technique correctly accounts for all modes of access to and egress from transit stations or stops without use of ad hoc assumptions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the International Conference on Personal Rapid Transit held in Denver, Colorado, September 16-19, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Colorado, Denver

    Center for Urban Transportation Studies, 1100 14th Street
    Denver, CO  USA  80202
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, J E
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148293
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol. 1, Paper 9 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1981 12:00AM