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... Transit System, Richmond, Virginia • NYCT (Metropolitan Transit Authority–New York City Transit) , New York, New York • OCTA (Orange County Transportation Authority)
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... REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT (DENVER, COLORADO) RTD prepares ridership forecasts for most service changes except for minor adjustments to schedules or route segments.
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... Ridership forecasts would be developed under the scenarios included in the survey as follows: • Half-mile rerouting of an existing route to serve a new shopping center: first assess current ridership; estimate new ridership based on similar routes and shopping centers. • Extension of an existing route for one mile to serve a new residential development: estimate new ridership based on similar routes and developments.
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... Thus, a ridership forecasting tool could be very useful in the future. For the present, GRTC has managed its transit system well without such a tool, noting its high ranking among all transit agencies of its size in terms of costefficiency.
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... Significant subway service changes, especially during peak hours, are likely to require a forecast. Bus service changes are less likely to trigger ridership forecasts.
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... Ridership forecasts would be developed under the scenarios included in the survey as follows: • Half-mile rerouting of an existing route to serve a new shopping center: ridership forecasts are generally not prepared for this scale of change. • Extension of an existing route for one mile to serve a new residential development: ridership forecasts are generally not prepared for this scale of change to the bus system.
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... ORANGE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (ORANGE, CALIFORNIA) OCTA prepares ridership forecasts for virtually every service change.
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... would complement and not compete with the long-range model, which requires too much work to generate interim year forecasts. Ridership forecasts would be developed under the scenarios included in the survey as follows: • Half-mile rerouting of an existing route to serve a new shopping center: (1)
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... Light rail is evaluated using the four-step travel model. The Operations Planning and Planning Departments prepare ridership forecasts related to short-term service changes.
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... This case study provides an example of a ridership forecasting model in use at a transit agency. It is noteworthy that TriMet's first choice of methodology for incremental service changes is similar-route analysis, but the model is useful in addressing unique situations.


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