DESIGN-SYNTHESIS APPROACH TO TRANSIT PLANNING

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.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-7
  • Monograph Title: Transportation system evaluation techniques
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026687
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1981 12:00AM