Planning Tools for Transit Managers to Improve Efficiencies & Prepare for the Post-Covid Environment

Pullman Transit is faced with challenging questions in their effort to meet service demands and community needs in a financially sustainable way. Where should bus stops be located? How frequently should each stop be serviced? Which routes should be driven to ensure all stops are serviced while minimizing rider travel time? What should the rider fare be? The answers to these questions are vital to the smooth and efficient operation of any transit network, but transit planners are typically left without the tools they need to make these important decisions. The objective of this project is to develop a spatial transit demand model that will serve as the foundation of a transit planning decision support tool. This tool will further empower local transit planners with the timely information they need to make informed transit planning decisions. The tool will help planners optimize daily operation decisions, identify transit service gaps, and efficiently respond to both demand shocks (such as the COVID-19 pandemic) and supply shocks (such as a temporary reduction in fleet size).

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $80000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A355174110

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium

    University of Washington
    More Hall Room 112
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Washington State University, Pullman

    Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
    PO Box 642910
    Pullman, WA  United States  99164-2910
  • Project Managers:

    Wagner, Jake

  • Performing Organizations:

    Washington State University, Pullman

    Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
    PO Box 642910
    Pullman, WA  United States  99164-2910
  • Principal Investigators:

    Wagner, Jake

  • Start Date: 20210516
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220515
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01784879
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A355174110
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 15 2021 6:59PM