Title

MODELING PASSENGER WAITING TIME FOR INTERMODAL TRANSIT STATIONS

Authors

SKJ Chang
C-L Hsu

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2001

Subject Area

infrastructure - station, planning - service quality, place - urban, mode - bus

Keywords

Waiting time, Terminals (Transportation), Service quality, Schedules, Quality of service, Passenger service quality, Mathematical models, Intracity bus transportation, Interurban transportation, Intermodal terminals, Intercity transportation, High speed trains, Headways, Feeder buses, Depots (Transportation), Bus transit

Abstract

A mathematical model is developed to analyze the passenger waiting time of an intercity transit station with feeder bus services. The intercity transit system is characterized by its comparatively long headway and fixed schedules. Thus, the behavior of passengers of the intercity transit system is significantly different from the behavior of passengers of urban bus systems. If the urban bus system is always considered as a major feeder system for the intercity transit, passenger waiting time and related behaviors of the intercity transit station should be influenced by the reliability of the feeder bus services. The results provide planners with an analytic model for accurately quantifying the relations between passenger waiting time of an intercity transit system (e.g., high-speed rail) and the reliability of feeder bus services.