How Do Cities Determine Where to Put Fixed Route Buses?

National Express Transit | December 18, 2017 | Fixed Route

Although the average transit rider doesn't often have a need to think about it, unless they're wishing for a more convenient bus stop or route, transit agencies spend a lot of time and energy determining where and when their fixed-route buses run. Making decisions about scheduling frequency, route timing, and bus stop locations are all part of the transit planning process, which takes into account not only short-term forecasts but also long-term predictions, while combining current ridership statistics, route performance, and geographic and demographic data in order to optimize existing routes and identify the need for new routes or stops.

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