CROSS-CLASSIFICATION: AN APPROACH TO PASSENGER ESTIMATION IN SHORT-RANGE TRANSIT PLANNING

A transit-demand estimation model using cross classification is proposed for transit-system planning in small to medium-sized urban areas. The procedures are particularly applicable for communities that cannot afford to collect the household and transit-use data necessary for sophisticated modeling. The data requirements are limited to available census information, areawide transit-demand estimates, and transit-system operational characteristics. The recommended synthetic model and its simplified versions have been tested as short-range transit planning tools in several cities. The procedures have been successful in describing the actual demand for existing transit systems and have been used in estimating future transit demands that reflect different policy decisions. The model can be adjusted to reflect local conditions and to incorporate the results of special studies and surveys.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 12-17
  • Monograph Title: Transportation planning techniques for small communities
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177130
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026652
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1982 12:00AM