Lecture5 - Route design Schedule design Economics and...

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Route design Schedule design Economics and productivity Service delivery monitoring Passenger comfort and safety
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Route design --Population density --Employment density --Spacing between routes --Limitations on number of deviations/branches --Equal coverage --System design such as timed transfers --Reduction of route duplications --Network connectivity --Service equity --Route directness
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Route design, cont’d --Proximity to residences --Limitation on number of transfers for riders --Bus stop siting requirements --Bus stop spacing requirements
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Schedule design --Differing levels of service (local vs express) --Differing character of service (crosstown/feeder) --Maximum number of standees --Maximum intervals --Peak periods vs off-peak periods\ --Minimum intervals --Duration of standee time --Timed transfers --Span of service
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Economic and productivity --Passengers per hour --Cost per passenger --Passenger per mile --Passenger per vehicle trip --Revenue per passenger route or mile --Subsidy per passenger --Route-level minimum costs --Route-level performance compared to others
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Service delivery --On-time performance --Headway adherence
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Passenger comfort/safety --Passenger complaints --Missed trips --Unscheduled extra buses or trips --Accidents --Passenger environmental conditions
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Use of Criterion by System Size Criterion Under 50 Buses (42) 51 to 200 Buses (34) 201 to 500 Buses (16) 501 to 1000 Buses (9) Over 1000 Buses (10) Total Maximum number of standees 11 20 12 7 10 60 Maximum intervals 13 21 9 6 10 59 Peak versus off-peak periods 81 75 6 94 5 Minimum intervals 681 1 31 9 Standees versus no standees 373 0 41 7 Schedule Design Standards Selected Criteria by System Size
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Use of Criterion by System Size Criterion Under 50 Buses (42) 51 to 200
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