EVALUATION OF RURAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MODELS THAT INCLUDE LEVEL-OF-SERVICE MEASURES (ABRIDGMENT)

Two rural public transportation (RPT) demand models, one with level of service measures (developed by Burkhardt and Lago) and one without (Pennsylvania trip-rate model), were evaluated by direct application to estimate the demand for two exising RPT systems in Northern Wisconsin, Ashland and Ladysmith. While no final conclusions as to the relative accuracy of the two models can be reached on the basis of a sample of only two rural transit systems, the application of the models to two systems with markedly different levels of service has demonstrated the importance of including level of service as an independent variable. On balance, the level-of-service model provided more accurate estimates of demand.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 49-51
  • Monograph Title: Transportation planning techniques for small communities
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177138
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026652
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1982 12:00AM