Cost-Benefit Analysis of Transit Access Modes: A Case Study in the San Francisco Bay Area

The goal of the proposed project is to capitalize on previous research on extending first and last mile access (via ridehailing, ridesharing, and microtransit with and without automated vehicles) with the San Francisco Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s activity-based travel model, MTC-ABM, and the agent-based MATSim model (calibrated to the Bay Area) to conduct detailed consumer cost-benefit analyses at both the station and regional level and equity analyses with respect to income and household automobile availability. Uncertainties in estimates of consumer demand and costs and benefits will be addressed by extensive sensitivity analyses. It is well known that, on average, travelers will not walk more than a quarter mile to a transit station and that bus service to the nearest transit station is often too costly to provide and too slow to ride. The failure to optimally use transit undermines sustainable operating revenue and increases both congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. The proposed study leverages recent improvements to the mode choice model in Bay Area MATSim to simulate the modal demand for BART in the Bay Area with automated and non-automated ridehailing and ridesharing that provide door-to-door and common pick-up location services.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $70000
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747127

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Stearns, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility

      San Jose State University
      San Jose, CA  United States  95112
    • Principal Investigators:

      Rodier, Caroline

    • Start Date: 20180901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20191130
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01681899
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747127
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Sep 25 2018 6:35PM