Integrating Transit and Urban Form

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ridership - demand, place - urban


Demand, Econometric models, Land use, Public transit, Residential location, Ridership, Supply, Urban form


This study develops an integrated behavioral model of transit patronage and urban form. Although herein focused on transit, the framework can be easily generalized to study other forms of travel. Advanced econometric methods are used to test specific behavioral hypotheses developed in the theoretical models. Findings are then summarized in a succinct fashion showing relevance and magnitude of the impact of land use on transit demand. The empirical models also quantify these relationships in the form of point elasticity estimates that can be used as indicators of the relevance of transit supply measures. This work summarizes the study results, an exposition of the methodology and tables that lay out the findings in a readily accessible format.