Research Highlights

Evaluating and Enhancing Public Transit Systems for Operational Efficiency, Service Quality and Access Equity

Ran Wei
Liming Wang , Aaron Golub , Thomas Cova
Regular assessment and improvement of the performance of public transit systems are essential for transit service providers given limited funding and growing public needs. Performance evaluation can help transit agencies identify underperforming services, plan for potential investments, justify investments, and communicate accomplishments and challenges. However, the evaluation of transit system performance is complex and challenging due to the diverse and competing goals of a public transpor... Read More

Exploring Data Fusion Techniques to Derive Bicycle Volumes on a Network

Sirisha Kothuri
Joseph Broach , Nathan McNeil , Kate Hyun , Stephen Mattingly
Planners and decision makers have increasingly voiced a need for network-wide estimates of bicycling activity. Such volume estimates have for decades informed motorized planning and analysis but have only recently become feasible for non-motorized travel modes. To date, the bulk of our information on bicycling activity has come from national and regional household travel surveys or observed counts of cyclists -- either short-duration manual or longer-term automated counts -- in a limited set ... Read More