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... . Other researchers in the 1980s developed techniques to forecast route-level or system-level ridership, either through regression models using some combination of service levels, fares, population, population density, employment, distance from the nearest stop, automobile ownership, gasoline price and supply, or through a modified four-step travel model (2–5)
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... RAIL-ORIENTED STUDIES Several studies published since the 1980s have addressed ridership forecasting for rail systems. Although the FTA's New Starts program mandates ridership forecasts, these forecasts are done in the context of a traditional four-step travel model.
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... CURRENT STUDIES A ridership forecasting tool that is still under development is Transit Boardings Estimation and Simulation Tool (T-BEST)

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