Characteristics of Seamless Coordinated Transit in Medium to Large Metropolitan Areas with High Transit Mode Share

Much transit research focuses on efficiencies of and improvements to individual transit operators. In contrast, this research will address the metropolitan area as a whole and will identify the replicable characteristics, policies and practices of metropolitan area-wide public transportation networks that contribute to high usage. This research will examine ten case studies worldwide of metropolitan areas with excellent transit ridership. For each of the case studies, policies and practices will be identified in two key areas. The first is customer-apparent characteristics which includes the quality / level of service provided to the customer such a frequency, speed; coordination of fares between different transit operators and modes; and coordinated scheduling. The second is the institutional and structural features, i.e. the behind-the-scenes mechanism(s) that help to make the aforementioned things possible across many city/county boundaries and across many transit operators and modes. The findings will help U.S. metropolitan areas take the necessary steps to manage and coordinate their multi-operator, multi-city, multi-county and in some cases multi-state transit services to be truly seamless, connected systems in order to make public transit an effective competitor of the private motor vehicle.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $19650
    • 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
    • Performing Organizations:

      Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility

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

      DeRobertis, Michelle

    • Start Date: 20200101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20201031
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01741563
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747127
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 29 2020 12:03PM