Activity Based Transit Routing

by Thomas J. Ross, Transit Planner; Maricopa Assoc. of Governments, Phoenix Transit Administration, Phoenix, Arizona,
Eugene M. Wilson, (A.M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. and Architectural Engrg., Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo.,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 5, Pg. 565-573

Document Type: Journal Paper


The focus of this research is on the development of a methodology for off-peak hour transit routing. The technique emphasizes the need for a local style of service for major travel generators. A trade area is identified for each major activity center and nonparametric statistical testing of trip densities, travel and demographic characteristics used to identify subareas for potential transit service. Service criteria is then utilized to develop and constrain the final route design. Through the routing method developed, it is possible to orient routing to a localized center of off-peak hour activity.

Subject Headings: Parameters (statistics) | Travel modes

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