Title

IMPLEMENTATION OF A TIMED TRANSFER NETWORK AT NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1999

Subject Area

infrastructure - interchange/transfer, ridership - commuting, ridership - behaviour, mode - bus

Keywords

Transit riders, Timed transfer, Norfolk (Virginia), Implementation, Human behavior, Bus transit operations, Behaviour, Behavior

Abstract

The principles and practices of designing and implementing a multicenter-based timed transfer network at a medium-sized transit agency are discussed. Information is presented on route structure concepts, network design tools and considerations, the effect of the service structure on passenger transfers, and rider behavior. Notable differences from existing practices and assumptions are emphasized, especially relative to the commonly used central business district-focused radial network. Both operational and customer aspects are presented.