HOW TO REDESIGN TRANSIT ROUTES AND SCHEDULES IN RESPONSE TO CHANGING RIDERSHIP TRENDS IN SMALLER SYSTEMS
A method is presented which can be applied to improve route and schedule design and existing level of service. This step-by-step procedure can be utilized by any small or medium sized transit system. In developing a method for analyzing transit route and schedule efficiency related to existing ridership demand, the Bellingham, Washington Transit System was selected for a pilot study. An on-board, line count survey was conducted: observers counted all passengers boarding the bus on all routes during operational hours. The observations were computer tabulated and then analyzed. Based on the analysis, specific recommendations were made. Ridership data from a municipal bus operation in California were obtained to analyze and demonstrate passenger overloading problems related to scheduling efficiency. Part I explains the method of analysis in a step-by-step procedure with facsimiles of the necessary forms. Part II is a Pilot Study report. Part III is a special problem analysis and report.
- Prepared in cooperation with Western Washington State College, Bellingham, and Bellingham Transit System, Washington.
Olympia, WA United States 98504
Western Washington University, Bellingham516 High Street
Bellingham, WA United States 98225
Bellingham Transit SystemBellingham, WA United States 98225
- Derbonne, WLM
- Publication Date: 1978-11
- Pagination: 211 p.
- TRT Terms: Design; Information processing; Level of service; Passengers; Public transit; Ridership; Routes; Scheduling; Systems analysis; Transportation planning; Travel demand; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Services
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00191322
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: May 11 1981 12:00AM