Bus Rapid Transit

Bus rapid transit refers to a variety of public transportation systems using buses to provide faster, more efficient service than an ordinary bus line. Often it’s achieved by improving existing bus infrastructure, vehicles and scheduling. The goal of these systems is to approach the service quality of rail transit while…

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Passenger Density

Another way to explain this is passengers per square-mile of road surface. Each vehicle type and speed has a given passengers per square-mile of road surface. For example an individually driven car traveling at highway speed is one person per cars, and the cars are supposed to spread out for…

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Shared Transportation, Carpooling, etc

Shared transport is a term for describing a demand-driven vehicle-sharing arrangement, in which travelers share a vehicle either simultaneously (e.g. ride-sharing) or over time (e.g. carsharing or bike sharing), and in the process share the cost of the journey, thereby creating a hybrid between private vehicle use and mass or…

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Transit Access and Zero-Vehicle Households

A “Zero-Vehicle household” is one that doesn’t own a private vehicle (a.k.a. car).  Transit Access and Zero-Vehicle Households While there are a couple hundred million private and commercial registered in the U.S., and over three-quarters of Americans commute to work driving solo in their car, and another 10 percent carpool,…

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