Lecture1 - Passenger Transportation Operations Surface...

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Passenger Transportation Operations ± Surface ± Water ± Other ± Terminals
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Salt Lake City Streetcar System, 1919
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SNAPSHOT OF U.S. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION 6,500 public providers of transit in the U.S. (1500 provide bus, 200 rail, and 5,760 paratransit) 10.3 billion annual boardings-- Up 32% since 1995. Top 30 systems provide 70% of transit boardings.
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Intercity bus Train Commercial airplane Personal vehicle Charter or tour bus Median age of passenger 36 40 41 38 46 Age dist’n % < 25 % 25-44 % 45-64 % > 65 27.2 32.3 16.7 23.8 27.4 30.0 29.0 13.0 14.6 45.0 32.1 8.3 26.9 36.0 28.0 9.1 31.5 17.1 20.4 31.0 % female 58.2 53.3 42.7 45.1 46.0 % 16 and older working full time 41.0 55.9 74.3 62.2 30.4 % non-white or Hispanic 52.1 32.0 13.8 14.7 24.7 % household income >$25,000 54.2 19.2 9.7 16.2 33.1 % households with no car 30.2 22.0 13.6 9.9 19.6 Comparison of Intercity Modal Passenger Characteristics
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Intercity Bus Train Commercial Airplane Personal Vehicle Charter or Tour Bus Round trip (mi) --mean --median 795 491 823 440 2,168 1,732 555 368 649 438 Trip purpose --business --visit friends --leisure --personal bus. 8.8% 56.4 21.3 13.5 26.9% 40.1 18.9 14.1 43.0% 26.9 20.3 9.9 18.6% 34.8 31.2 15.3 9.0% 8.4 64.9 17.6 Comparison of Intercity Modal Trip Characteristics
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Typical Speed (on that mode) Accessibility Door-to-door Very Limited High Low Ferry Helicopter Hydrofoil Rapid Transit Express bus Light rail Local bus Streetcar Cablecar Car/Van Pool Uncongested Roads Congested Roads Auto Dial-a- bus Moped Bicycle Walking Commuter Rail Telecommunications Tram/Funicular
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2012 for the course CEE 6642 taught by Professor Michaelmeyer during the Spring '11 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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