Transportation system design should be oriented toward meeting specific local and regional objectives. In most current planning, objectives are used only to evaluate selected alternatives. This paper presents a design-synthesis approach to transit planning, which allows objectives to be input directly to the process and generates a transit system incorporating characteristics that are selected to optimize the attainment of specific service and cost objectives. The design-synthesis technique specifies transit service in the abstract so that characteristics of service such as frequency, headway, travel speed, and fare can be examined individually without being constrained to a specific system alternative. The paper reports successful applications of the approach in (a) identifying short-range transit improvements for San Diego and Denver and (b) designing long-range transit alternatives for Denver.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-7
  • Monograph Title: Transportation system evaluation techniques
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  • Accession Number: 00177121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026687
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1981 12:00AM