Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Practices. Topic SA-62. Planning and Operations Initatives to Support Nighttime Off-Peak Transit Ridership

The Covid 19 Pandemic has caused a major disruption to transit ridership, with many transit systems, especially ones in large cities, only currently reaching 65 to 80% of pre-pandemic ridership levels. Peak commuting-based ridership has been hardest hit because of the dramatic increase in work from home by previous in-office workers. All trends indicate that office work will become a hybrid structure of work from home and in-office work. This will result in all cases in significant decreases of commuting during workdays by public transit. At the same time, the Pandemic highlighted the critical importance of the availability of public transit service to essential and industrial shift workers, who are often totally reliant on public transport. As society emerges from the depths of the Pandemic, one observes that off-peak ridership is appearing to be more resilient than peak ridership, and many transit agencies have been increasingly focusing on off-peak service and its ridership in order to create 24/7 ubiquitous mobility and accessibility: this has been validated by some market research that has shown that linking transit to cultural and social opportunities and focusing on off-peak as opposed to peak travel, may be an important component in rebuilding transit ridership as we emerge from the Pandemic. The objective of this synthesis is to document the initiatives of transit agencies to support nighttime off-peak transit ridership.  There are two different initiatives that should be documented by this research:  (1) Initiatives to support the nighttime transit demand; and, (2) Initiatives to support nighttime essential, service, and shift workers. 


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $55000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-07, Topic SA-62

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Schoby, Jamaal

  • Performing Organizations:

    ,   Germany 

    Four Square ITP

    Rockville, MD  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Gemano, Reinaldo

  • Start Date: 20231113
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01884674
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-07, Topic SA-62
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 6 2023 5:12PM