MIT1_258JS10_lec05_06

MIT1_258JS10_lec05_06 - CURRENT SHORT-RANGE TRANSIT...

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CURRENT SHORT-RANGE TRANSIT PLANNING PRACTICE utline Outline 1. SRTP -- Definition & Introduction 2. Measures and Standards 3. Nigel Wilson 1.258J/11.541J/ESD.226J 1 Lecture 5, Spring 2010
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Public Transport Planning A. Long Range (> 3 Years) Major Capital Investment: Infrastructure Major Institutional Changes B. Medium Range (1 - 3 Years) Bus Network Structure Network Size Fleet Size Fare Policy and Technology C. Short Range (< 1 Year) Route Structure Service Frequency Vehicle and Crew Scheduling D. Control (Real Time) Revise Route of Specific Vehicle Revise Schedule of Specific Vehicle Nigel Wilson 1.258J/11.541J/ESD.226J Lecture 5, Spring 2010 2
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Data Collection Major Planning Elements Data Collection Problem/Opportunity Identification Design Options/Strategies Cost Estimation Ridership/Revenue Estimation Nigel Wilson 1.258J/11.541J/ESD.226J Lecture 5, Spring 2010 3
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Operational Planning Process OUTPUT COMPONENT INPUT Constraints, Demand Level of ervice, Demand Service, Demand Travel Times onstraints Constraints Operator and Union onstraints Constraints Bus Route Design Routes and Stops Setting Timetables Departure Times Scheduling Vehicles Vehicle Schedules Assignment of rivers Crew Schedules Drivers Nigel Wilson 1.258J/11.541J/ESD.226J Lecture 5, Spring 2010 4
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oa t e oa t e Service Planning Hierarchy Infrequent Service Judgement & Considerations Manual Analysis Network Design Decisions Dominate Dominate etwork Design Frequency Setting imetable Development Timetable Development Vehicle Scheduling Crew Scheduling requent Frequent ost Cost omputer ased Computer-Based Decisions Considerations Analysis Dominates Dominate Nigel Wilson 1.258J/11.541J/ESD.226J
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Evaluation Structure GOALS OBJECTIVES EASURES MEASURES STANDARDS Nigel Wilson 1.258J/11.541J/ESD.226J Lecture 5, Spring 2010 6
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Use of Formal Guidelines* 3% of agencies use some form of formal guidelines 73% of agencies use some form of formal guidelines 75% of these agencies use guidelines adopted by governing board therwise typically adopted by Executive Otherwise typically adopted by Executive Director/General Manager *Source: Synthesis of Transit Practice 10 “Bus Route Evaluation Standards,” Transportation Cooperative Research Program, Washington, DC, 1995 . Nigel Wilson 1.258J/11.541J/ESD.226J Lecture 5, Spring 2010 7
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Aspects of Service Covered ervice Design Service Design Operating Performance Service Quality Economic/Productivity Nigel Wilson 1.258J/11.541J/ESD.226J Lecture 5, Spring 2010 8
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- % Service Design -- Route Design Most agencies with route esign guidelines include: design guidelines include: Population density Employment density Spacing between routes Other primary concerns in route design: Service to unserved areas irect Direct, non circuitous routing non ircuitous routing Coverage Example: BTA: The MBTA has a policy objective MBTA: The MBTA has a policy objective
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