Cross-elasticities in frequencies and ridership for Urban local routes

Joseph C. Totten, David M Levinson

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Abstract

Observational data from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region’s Metro Transit were analyzed to determine the effects of service levels on ridership levels at different intervals. The research compares changes in service levels and ridership in several service intervals and includes elasticities and cross elasticities, or the influence that these service levels have on different service intervals’ ridership. These cross-elasticities were found to have little effect during the week; however, weekend ridership was found to be influenced by rush-hour and overnight frequencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-125
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Public Transportation
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Bus transit
  • Elasticity
  • Scheduling

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