Title

EVALUATION OF ADVANCED TRANSIT ALTERNATIVES USING CONSUMER WELFARE

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1998

Subject Area

infrastructure - vehicle, planning - signage/information, ridership - demand, economics - appraisal/evaluation, technology - intelligent transport systems, mode - mass transit

Keywords

Welfare, Travel models (Travel demand), Travel demand, Transit, Sacramento (California), RTI, Road transport informatics, Regional transportation, Public transit, PRT, Personal rapid transit, Mass transit, Local transit, IVHS, ITS (Intelligent transportation systems), Intrastate transportation, Intelligent vehicle highway systems, Intelligent transportation systems, Demand responsive transportation, ATT, APTS, Advanced transport telematics, Advanced transit information, Advanced systems, Advanced public transportation systems

Abstract

In this study, various combinations of advanced public transportation systems (APTS), including advanced transit information, demand responsive transit, and personal rapid transit, are evaluated by applying traditional travel and emissions criteria as well as consumer welfare and equity criteria. A state-of-the-practice regional travel demand model is used to simulate the travel effects of the APTS scenarios in the Sacramento region of California.

Comments

Transportation Research Part C Home Page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0968090X