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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Transportation Systems 1 PART III: TRAVELER TRANSPORTATION 2 Chapter 28: Urban Public Transportation 3 Urban Public Transportation ¡ Introduction ¡ LOS ¡ Services ¡ History ¡ Costs ¡ Temporal Peaking and its Implications ¡ Characteristics of the Industry ¡ A Model of Investment and Maintenance ¡ Service Design ¡ ITS ¡ Fares and Financial Viability ¡ Conclusion 4 LOS Variables for Urban Travelers Let us review our level-of-service variables for travelers. ) Travel time ) Reliability ) Cost ) Waiting time ) Comfort ) Safety ) Security are all examples of level-of-service variables that are relevant to any traveler transportation mode. 5 How Public Transportation Measures Up ¡ Comfort in a crowded rush-hour subway car is not high ¡ One has to wait for service depending on the service frequency of the mode one is considering ¡ Travel time may be greater or less than that of an automobile, depending on the circumstances ¡ How about self-image? CLASS DISCUSSION 6 Some Other LOS Variables ¡ Security ¡ Availability of service ¡ Safety ¡ Accessibility to service 7 Types of Urban Public Transportation Service ¡ Conventional Bus ¡ Para-Transit ¡ Demand-Responsive Service ¡ Rail Systems ¡ Subways ¡ Commuter Rail ¡ Intermodal Services 8 Life-Cycle Costs Costs M 1 M 3 M 2 M 4 Capital Costs 0 1 2 3 4 time [M i is maintenance cost in year i] 9 Figure 28.2 ∞...
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course ESD 1.221j taught by Professor Josephsussman during the Fall '04 term at MIT.

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