DEMAND-RESPONSIVE PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPTIONS FOR THE GOLD COAST REGION

This paper reports on an investigation of public transport options for the central Gold Coast region, carried out as part of the Gold Coast City Council's Public Passenger Transport Study. The LITRES-2 public transport modelling system developed by CSIRO was used to investigate planning scenarios representing different demand levels and public transport options. Those options included conventional buses, trains and taxis, and several demand-responsive multiple-hire and "smart-shuttle" services. Multiple hiring of minibus-sized vehicles in demand-responsive fleets was shown to be effective in terms of service quality, fleet economics and market share. A "smart shuttle" service involving medium-sized buses operating to prescribed timetables over variable routes was shown to have advantages over conventional buses as a feeder to and from suburban railway stations. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see IRRD abstract no. E200397.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00794851
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2000 12:00AM