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... 1 Bus network redesigns have been a major trend in public transit over the past several years, in part due to the availability of much better data to use for planning purposes and the recognition that the bus can play a big role in improving mobility. While public transit providers have long altered their networks as a response to changing rider needs, the most important and significant distinction when identifying a bus network redesign is that the redesign consists of an analysis of the fixed route bus network as an entire system, not just the analysis of one or a few routes, or even specific corridors.
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... 2 Redesigning Transit Networks for the New Mobility Future adopted. However, partnering with the private sector -- or planning to -- can address travel needs identified during the redesign planning process that may not be best served by fixed route transit.
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... Summary 3 to buy-in across internal departments, cooperation with stakeholders and the local jurisdictions, and a face of support and leadership (i.e., a "champion" of the redesign) for the public.
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... 4 Redesigning Transit Networks for the New Mobility Future changes, to education about the changes. A common challenge that transit agencies contend with is making sure that the public understands early on that the plan is intended to move toward implementation.
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... Summary 5 – While many bus network redesigns focus on improving efficiency and providing better service on high-frequency corridors, increasing walk distances to transit can have a significant impact on people with disabilities and seniors. Bus network redesigns should also consider the needs of people with disabilities and the senior population when evaluating alternatives that require longer walks to fixed route transit -- not only is fixed route transit often more appealing to this population, but it is a much less expensive trip to provide for the transit agency.

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