Transit Scheduling and Frequency - Traveler Response to Transportation System Changes


J. E. Evans IV

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operations - scheduling, operations - reliability, operations - frequency, land use - impacts, policy - fares, mode - bus, mode - rail


Bus transit, Fares, Frequency of service, Handbooks, Hours of labour, Impacts, Public transit, Rail transit, Schedule reliability, Schedules and scheduling


TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 95: Chapter 9 – Transit Scheduling and Frequency examines scheduling changes made to conventional bus and rail transit, including changes in the frequency of service, hours of service, structuring of schedules, and schedule reliability. This report is part of TCRP’s Traveler Response to Transportation System Changes Handbook series. The overarching objective of the Traveler Response to Transportation System Changes Handbook is to equip members of the transportation profession with a comprehensive, readily accessible, interpretive documentation of results and experience obtained across the United States and elsewhere from (1) different types of transportation system changes and policy actions and (2) alternative land use and site development design approaches. This is the sixth of 19 chapters expected to be published in this series.


Permission to link to this report given by TRB.