31 Dec '13, 10pm

#Transit reliability could stimulate #ridership, reduce #traffic congestion: @MinetaTrans

#Transit reliability could stimulate #ridership, reduce #traffic congestion: @MinetaTrans

Greater reliability of transit schedules could motivate more people to leave their vehicles at home and ride the bus, according to a new peer-reviewed report. The report, “Reliability of Bus Transit Schedules in Washington D.C.,” was authored by Stephen Arhin, PhD, Errol D. Noel, PhD, and Janet Thomas, all of Howard University and working under the sponsorship of the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium. “Before they decide to ride transit, people place great importance on its reliability, especially in urban areas,” said Dr. Arhin. “Will the bus or train arrive on time? Can passengers make their connections? Will they be standing in the rain waiting for a late bus? This is why most transit agencies set certain performance criteria, including on-time arrival and departure. Our research goal was to determine whether the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metr...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/news/story/2013/12/transit-...

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