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1   Link   Ottawa Transit Analysis, Special Report in HTML Format
HTML version of Publictransit.us Special Report No. 8, Ottawa Transit Analysis
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2   Link   Rapid Bus and Rapid Rail - Modal Capacity TRB (PDF)
Version of Demery and Higgins' paper for 2003 TRB Light Rail Transit conference in Portland, Oregon.
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3   Link   The Social Ideology of the Motorcar
"Unlike the vacuum cleaner, the radio, or the bicycle, which retain their use value when everyone has one, the car, like a villa by the sea, is only desirable and useful insofar as the masses don't have one." Author was a Marxist, but still relevant.
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4   Link   Peak Period Transit Vehicle Occupancy Statistics
It is very important to distinguish between 1.) counts of actual passenger volumes, and 2.) flow rates, which are determined by counting passenger volumes during the busiest five, fifteen or twenty minutes, then scaling up to an hourly rate.
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5   Link   Peak Period Transit Vehicle Occupancy Statistics (PDF)
It is very important to distinguish between 1.) counts of actual passenger volumes, and 2.) flow rates, which are determined by counting passenger volumes during the busiest five, fifteen or twenty minutes, then scaling up to an hourly rate.
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6   Link   Rapid Bus and Rapid Rail - Modal Capacity
"This...demonstrates strong correlation between peak service supply and consumption, permitting prediction of peak service consumption from supply levels within a fairly broad demand range. ...previous studies ..have been...high."
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7   Link   Rapid Bus and Rapid Rail - Modal Capacity (PDF)
"This...demonstrates strong correlation between peak service supply and consumption, permitting prediction of peak service consumption from supply levels within a fairly broad demand range. ...previous studies ..have been...high."
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8   Link   U.S. Urban Rail Transit Lines Opened from 1980 (PDF)
This tabulation includes all heavy rail transit (HRT), light rail transit (LRT), downtown peoplemover (DPM) and monorail segments opened or closed in the United States from 1980. It... updates of a similar tabulation by Pushkarev, Zupan and Cumella
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9   Link   Seattle Paper Gets Portland Transit Wrong
But the Times missed the big story: Portland transit operators carry significantly more boardings per capita that Seattle’s – and spend substantially less, as illustrated by the following data (National Transit Database, 2003 fiscal year).
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10   Link   Beware of LRT Oversell
Rail transit is not a miracle catalyst... Necessary supporting policies stem from well-defined goals, objectives and criteria. The paper considers the minimum transport traffic required to justify rail transit.
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11   Link   Beware of LRT Oversell (PDF) 1.6megs
Rail transit is not a miracle catalyst... Necessary supporting policies stem from well-defined goals, objectives and criteria. The paper considers the minimum transport traffic required to justify rail transit.
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