Dramatic increases in transit patronage will require a major restructuring of present transit and paratransit operations to achieve integrated regional systems capable of changing as traffic increases and new markets are penetrated. The integration of new public transportation options such as dial-a-ride, jitney, and subscription bus with conventional mass transit promises significantly improved overall levels of service without increased total system costs. Integrated systems and expansion policies require that the individual service and cost attributes of each system component be modeled and the synergisms that result from various service combinations must be evaluated. Integrated system design is significantly more complex than the conventional bus routing and scheduling problem because of the increased number and complexity of available modes. This paper examines a case in which various service policies are evaluated, for parametrically varied demand levels, by using a combination of manual and automated procedures. Major conslusions are that significant economies of scale develop at relatively low levels of increased transit use and that major redesign of system operating policies is required to sustain desirable service levels and costs.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 25-29
  • Monograph Title: Transportation system evaluation techniques
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  • Accession Number: 00177125
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026687
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1981 12:00AM