Best Practices in Transit Service Planning
The provision of cost
efficient and effective bus transit service is the basic premise upon which
transit service is developed and the goal that all public transportation
agencies strive to achieve. To attain this goal, public transit agencies
must design their services around clear and defined principles, as well as a
process to monitor the results achieved and to respond accordingly. This
requires service design standards, an effective performance measurement system,
and a systematic and continuous service evaluation methodology.
This research identifies existing best
practices in transit service planning and develops a generic model approach that
could be adapted and used by public transit agencies for fixed route bus transit
service planning, specifically to include Service Design Standards, Service
Performance Measurements, and a standard Service Evaluation Methodology.
This research effort provides a summary of best practices and provides a
"template" process tool that can be adapted and customized for use by all sizes
of public transit agencies.
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