Empirical Models of Transit Service Areas
Empirical tools for planning access to transit systems are developed. Transit access is defined as those portions of the journey spent getting to the transit system, and then from the...

Washington METRO: A People's Eye View
Much has been written about the technical aspects of this 101 mile, 86 station system. But as important in Washington, D.C. were the political aspects. Backed by Presidents; scrutinized...

What Happens to Cities When the Gas Runs Out—
Many suburban-urban areas will be crippled by gas rationing; commuters may be unable to get to work until emergency procedures are in place. Some far-sighted communities, however, have...

Evaluation of Alternative Station Spacings for Rapid Transit Lines
An evaluation methodology to examine station placement strategies for proposed new rapid transit lines has been developed and applied to a proposed new rapid transit line in Chicago. The...

Effects of BART on Work Journeys in the Bay Area
This paper analyzes work journey patterns in the Bay Area before and since the 71-mile BART began service, and assesses BART-provided improvements in transit accessibility to employment...

Park-Ride Operations in Seattle Metropolitan Area
The regional transit system in Seattle is rapidly developing as one of the most modern of all bus systems in the country. Current expansion is guided by a plan for 1980 which makes innovative...

Patronage Forecasting for Downtown People Movers
Studies were performed for the Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority and Georgia Department of Transportation to determine the feasibility of Downtown People Mover (DPM) Systems...

A Modal Choice Model for Fare-Free Transit
Using travel data collected at the University of Massachusetts during a research and demonstration project sponsored by UMTA, a disaggregate behavioral mode choice model has been developed...

Synthesizing Taxicab Improvements
Dade County, Florida has taken major steps to address all components of its public transportation system. This includes a recent study of the administrative and operational aspects of...

Peak-Hour Transit Routing
Transit routes radiating from the CBD are typical of most city bus operations. This type of routing has existed since the late 1920's with major changes primarily in the form...

Freeway Development Effects upon Adjacent Transit Usage
The relationship between development of the North-South freeway in Milwaukee County, Wis., and the transit patronage on adjacent bus routes of the Milwaukee and Suburban Transport Company...

Analytical Estimation of Transit Access Impedances
Access to transit lines has a significant impact on transit ridership. Accordingly, models developed by the UTP process very often distinguish between access time and line-haul time. A...

Noise and Vibration Control in New Rapid Transit
Excessive vibration and noise may have adverse effects on the acceptance by the community of new transit networks and can affect the comfort and ridership of passengers who use the vehicles....

Impact of Rail Transit on Bus Operations
Predictable transit passenger selection of the most desirable travel route dictates extensive diversion of riders from existing bus operations to new rail systems. Planning of coordinated...

What Have Transit Demonstrations Really Shown?
The results of a variety of selected federal mass transportation demonstration projects are analyzed, and a number of common results identified which are considered of some significance...

 

 

 

 

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