Thinking Outside the Bus: Understanding User Perceptions of Waiting and Transferring in Order to Increase Transit Use

This report presents the results of a study examining interconnectivity among transportation modes in California. Focus was on developing a methodology for evaluating transit connectivity performance, which could provide a new and needed tool to improve passenger transit trips. The research resulted in two key products: 1) the transfer penalties/travel behavior conceptual framework; and, 2) a preliminary transit connectivity assessment tool. Approximately 750 passengers at stops and stations in Los Angeles County, as well as 175 transit operators nationwide, were surveyed regarding their satisfaction with transit services and wait times at transit stations, stops, and transfer facilities. Researchers found that for both transit passengers as well as transit managers, frequent, reliable service in an environment of personal safety was the most important determinant of user satisfaction with a transit stop or station. The physical or attribute factors of transit stops, stations, or facilities were only indirect determi

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    University of California, Berkeley

    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720-1720

    University of California, Berkeley

    California PATH Program, Institute of Transportation Studies
    Richmond Field Station, 1357 South 46th Street
    Richmond, CA  United States  94804-4648

    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814
  • Authors:
    • Taylor, Brian D
    • Iseki, Hiroyuki
    • Miller, Mark A
    • Smart, Michael
  • Publication Date: 2009-1


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 297p
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  • Accession Number: 01127520
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCB-ITS-PRR-2009-8
  • Contract Numbers: RTA-65A0194-15762
  • Created Date: Apr 30 2009 8:27AM