METHOD FOR ESTIMATING PATRONAGE OF DEMAND RESPONSIVE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
This study has developed a method for estimating patronage of demand responsive transportation (DRT) systems. This procedure requires as inputs a description of the intended service area, current work trip patterns, characteristics of the served population, and the major design choices, such as the vehicle fleet size, changes in fleet size over the day, types of vehicles being used (buses or taxis), and the fare level. Using these data, the model predicts patronage and service levels for each user-specified interval during the day. The modern system has been developed as a software package which includes a set of disaggregate demand models, a set of analytic supply models, and an equilibration procedure. In addition, a simple sketch planning procedure has been developed which can be used for quick, preliminary analysis of DRT sites. /GMRL/
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Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated100 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 400
Cambridge, MA United States 02140
Multisystems, Incorporated1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA United States 02138
- Lerman, S R
- Flusberg, M
- Wilson, NHM
- PECKNOLD, W M
- NESTLE, R E
- Publication Date: 1977-12
- Pagination: 290 p.
- TRT Terms: Buses; Computer programs; Demand responsive transportation; Fares; Fleet management; Level of service; Ridership; Taxicabs; Travel patterns; Work trips
- Uncontrolled Terms: Fleets
- Subject Areas: Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00183116
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TST-77-77 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-977
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 3 1981 12:00AM