Analysis Of A Freeway Bus Transit System

by Richard McCaffrey,
Hyoungkey Hong,

Serial Information: Journal of the Highway Division, 1968, Vol. 94, Issue 1, Pg. 33-42

Document Type: Journal Paper


As a partial attempt to relieve the urban traffic congestion, a limited freeway bus transit system has been operating In the Milwaukee metropolitan area. A study of this operation indicates: (1) The system can be initiated at extremely low cost and operated at a profit; (2) the present system has been growing rapidly in popularity and passenger usage; (3) the selection of external terminal points may be made on the basis of the housing densities, parking requirements, and geographical locations; (4) passenger pick-up loops through the external residential areas are helpful in selling the system to prospective users; (5) a quick and yet thorough distribution loop through the CBD with no need of further transferring satisfies the passengers' needs, and (6) there are several personal characteristics of the passengers that may be used in determining the required service level for the operation.

Subject Headings: Passengers | Highways and roads | Buses | Traffic congestion | Residential location | Transportation management | Profits | Housing | Wisconsin | United States

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