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721915-2 Report Abstract

User-Based Location Criteria for Transit Terminal Frequency

Rebecca W. Jones and Randy B. Machemehl, University of Texas at Austin, December 1994, 129 pp.

This research focuses on the development of mathematical models and default parameters that describe the dynamics of relationships between transit terminal frequencies and user travel time. The models and defaults, developed through observations of local bus transit systems, supplement a general transit terminal location optimization methodology. Models can be implemented as an aid to development of policies regarding public transportation system terminal frequency and location.

Keywords: Terminal Spacing, Intersection Spacing, Population Distribution, Passenger Travel Time, Walk Distance, Wait Time, Acceleration and Deceleration Rates, Bus Schedule Reliability, Average Trip Length, Dwell Time

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