Flexible Transit Operations for Dynamic Mobility

Although increasing transit mode share is known to improve congestion, Americans still prefer driving for its relative reliability, comfort and convenience. Despite awareness of sustainability and climate change, transit mode share has seen only slight increases each year as it has adapted poorly to changes in human behavior and activity patterns. This proposal outlines a plan to measure the role of customer satisfaction and schedule flexibility in mode choice and explicitly model behavior in the system design via more open communication between riders and operators. The proposed solution moves toward managing passenger mobility rather than merely a single agency's role in it by delineating potential demand- and time-varying service concepts.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    CCITT Y6-02

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Principal Investigators:

    Mahmassani, Hani

  • Start Date: 20121201
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130830
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34332

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01500094
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for the Commercialization of Innovative Transportation Technology
  • Contract Numbers: CCITT Y6-02
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 26 2013 1:01AM