OPTIMAL URBAN BUS SIZE

London's city transit has been shown by Webster and Oldfield to be operating at almost optimal occupancies of 38 and 18 passengers during the peak and off-peak respectively. The mathematical model developed duplicates these results as well as observations of conventioal commuter routes and a long established crosstown line. The relationship combines the complex interaction of vehicle, patron and street into one general equation. The equation may be manipulated to give "mathematically optimal", passenger productivities, vehicle occupancy and fleet size. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 74-76
  • Monograph Title: Recent developments in bus transportation
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178764
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902692X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM