Using QRS For Corridor Technology Assessment

by G. Scott Rutherford, Univ of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA,
Norma Pennock, Univ of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications Within the Urban Transportation Environment


This paper discusses the application of the Quick Response System (QRS) for testing the feasibility of light rail transit for a mid-sized city. The authors used data available from local planning sources to calibrate QRS models which they used to forecast year 2000 ridership levels for a proposed LRT system. The QRS program was an effective if somewhat laborious tool for this analysis. The project required using the maximum number of zones QRS allows, which necessitated some time consuming inputs.

Subject Headings: Light rail transit | Rail transportation | Computer software | Light (artificial) | Feasibility studies | Calibration | Urban development | Architecture

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