A Tool to Evaluate and Optimize Multi-Modal Transit Access

This project features a geographic aware optimization model with non-motorized service area access. Important features include: Synthesizing disparate data sets from transit agencies, municipalities and other sources (State, federal) to produce effective land use factors. Determining service area for walk access and bike access to transit. Investigate an overlapping service area and estimate demand. The project team plans to review existing research and develop a model, modeling transit access using local streets for bike and walk modes. Where data is available, the team will model the entire street network using traffic stress classification according to safety, (using the classified network model produced from the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) Project 1005 – A Tool to Evaluate Bicycle Networks) with parcels as origin and transit stops as destinations. The team will also compute operational impacts for total time that includes impacts on access time, ride time and operating time.