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Monthly archive for July 2014

Improving Veteran Mobility in Small Urban & Rural Areas

(Center Identification Number: 77060-NCTR-NDSU02) The need for veteran transportation is growing rapidly because of the increasing number of older veterans as well as the numerous injured service men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently, for every fatality in Iraq, there are 16 wounded or injured

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Reduced Fare Programs for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities: A Peer Review of Policies

Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 17, Issue 2 (2014) by Gregory L. Newmark A significant but understudied activity of transit agencies is managing reduced fare programs for older adults and people with disabilities. The laws that mandate these programs afford transit agencies substantial latitude in designing

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Optimizing Skip-Stop Rail Transit Stopping Strategy using a Genetic Algorithm

Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 17, Issue 2 (2014) by Young-Jae Lee, Shaghayegh Shariat, & Keechoo Choi With skip-stop rail transit operation, transit agencies can reduce their operating costs and fleet size and passengers can experience reduced in-transit travel times without extra track and technological improvement.

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Measuring Bus Service Reliability: An Example of Bus Rapid Transit in Changzhou

Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 17, Issue 2 (2014) by Yueying Huo, Jinhua Zhao, Wenquan Li, & Xiaojian Hu The objective of this paper is to analyze service reliability of bus rapid transit (BRT) taking Changzhou BRT as an example. Headway irregularity, potential waiting time, equivalent waiting

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Light Rail and Land Use Change: Rail Transit’s Role in Reshaping and Revitalizing Cities

Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 17, Issue 2 (2014) by Christopher D. Higgins, Mark R. Ferguson, & Pavlos S. Kanaroglou Planners and policymakers often cite the tangible objective of land use change as a primary motivation and justification for an investment in light rail transit (LRT). But

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