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How network structure can boost and shape the demand for bus transit

Author
Badia, H.; Argote-Cabanero, J.; Daganzo, C.F.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Transportation research. Part A, Policy and practice
Date of publication
2017-09-01
Volume
103
First page
83
Last page
94
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2017.05.030 Open in new window
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965856416306589 Open in new window
Abstract
Conventional wisdom states that transit riders are averse to transfers and that consequently bus networks should be designed to limit their number. Probably as a result of this belief, many real bus systems try to connect as many origins and destinations as possible without transfers, so they are usually composed of long, circuitous routes with redundant overlapping sections – and the resulting bus map is hard to understand. If coverage is extensive, many routes are needed. Economics then prev...
Keywords
Bus network design, Bus system, Network effect, Public transport, Transfer-based network

Participants

  • Badia Rodriguez, Hugo  (author)
  • Argote-Cabanero, Juan  (author)
  • Daganzo, Carlos F.  (author)