1.258J | Spring 2017 | Graduate
Public Transportation Systems


[BPTS] = E. C. Bruun. In Better Public Transit Systems: Analyzing Investments and Performance. Routledge, 2007. ISBN: 978-1932364484. [Preview with Google Books]

The following readings were provided in order and assigned to the students through out the semester:

P. G. Furth, “Introduction to Public Transportation Systems” in Chapter 61: Urban Transit, Civil Engineering Handbook, CRC Press LLC, 2003. ISBN: 9781580531412. [Preview with Google Books]

J. Neff and M. Dickens, 2015 Public Transportation Fact Book, 66th Edition, November 2016, American Public Transportation Association.

Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual. 2nd ed. TCRP Report 100. Transportation Research Board, 2003.

[BPTS] Chapter 2: Establishing Goals and Objectives.

P. G. Furth, J. Attanucci, I. Burns, and N. H. M. Wilson, “Transit Data Collection Design Manual.” U.S. DOT Report DOT-I-85-38, 1985, pp. 1-121.

P. G. Furth, B. Hemily, T. Muller, and J. Strathman, “TCRP Report 113: Using Archived AVL-APC Data to Improve Transit Performance and Management.” Transportation Research Board, 2006.

P. G. Furth, “Synthesis of Transit Practice 34: Data Analysis for Bus Planning and Monitoring.” (PDF - 1.4 MB) Transportation Research Board, 2000. MBTA Service Delivery Policy, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, 2010

W. R. Dawson, “Optimizing Transit Service Decisions Based on Ridership – Good for Passengers and the Community.” Paper presented at UITP Congress, Toronto, May 1999.

H. Benn, “Synthesis of Transit Practice 10: Bus Route Evaluation Standards.” (PDF) Transportation Research Board, 1995.

N. H. M. Wilson, D. Nelson, A. Palmere, T. Grayson, and C. Cederquist, “Service Quality Monitoring for High-Frequency Transit Lines.” Transportation Research Record 1349 (1992): 3-11.

[BPTS] Chapter 8: Methods to Evaluate a Transit Project in Monetary Terms.

[BPTS] Chapter 9: Cost Model Development.

[BPTS] Chapter 10: Average and Marginal Costs of Services.

A. Herzenberg, “Methods of Estimating the Costs of Drivers’ Wages for Bus Service.” Transportation Research Record 947 (1983): 7-14.

Z. Peng, K. Dueker, J. Strathman, and J. Hopper, “A Simultaneous Route-level Transit Patronage Model: Demand, Supply, and Inter-route Relationship.” Transportation 24, no. 2 (1997): 159-181.

Toronto Transit Commission, “Ridership Forecasting Methods.” Service Standards Process Technical Background Papers no. 1, January 1991.

Toronto Transit Commission, Service Improvements for 2008 (PDF - 1.3 MB), April 2008.

R. A. Chapman and J. F. Michel, “Modeling the Tendency of Buses to Form Pairs.” Transportation Science 12, no. 2 (1978): 165-175.

P. G. Furth and A. B. Rahbee, “Optimal Bus Stop Spacing Using Dynamic Programming and Geographic Modeling.” Transportation Research Record 1731 (2000): 15-22.

N. H. M. Wilson and T. Lin, “Dwell-Time Relationships for Light Rail Systems.” Transportation Research Record 1361 (1993): 296-304.

M. N. Milkovtis, “Modeling the Factors Affecting Bus Stop Dwell Time.” In Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, no. 2072, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2008. pp. 125—130.

“A Summary of TCRP Report 88: A Guidebook for Developing a Transit Performance-Measurement System.” (PDF) Transportation Research Board, 2003.

J. B. Gordon et al, “Automated Inference of Linked Transit Journeys in London Using Fare-Transaction and Vehicle Location Data.” In Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, no. 2072, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2013. pp. 17—24.

P. G. Furth and N. Wilson, “Setting Frequencies on Bus Routes: Theory and Practice.” Transportation Research Record 818 (1981): 1-7.

P. G. Furth and T. H. J. Muller, “Service Reliability and Optimal Running Time Schedules.” Transportation Research Record 2034 (2007): 55-61.

F. J. M. Salzborn, “Optimum Bus Scheduling.” Transportation Science 6 (1972): 137-148.

 A. Ceder, “Public Transport Timetabling and Vehicle Scheduling.” Chapter 2 in Advanced Modeling for Transit Operations and Service Planning. Edited by W. Lam and M. Bell. Oxford, UK: Pergamon, 2002, pp. 31-57. ISBN: 9780080442068.

 A. Ceder, “Public Transport Scheduling.” In Handbook of Transport Systems and Traffic Control, Volume 3. Edited by K. J. Button and D. A. Hensher. Oxford, UK: Pergamon, 2001, pp. 539-558. ISBN: 9780080435954.

[BPTS] Chapter 3: Route and Network Analysis.

A. Ceder and N. H. M. Wilson, “Bus Network Design.” Transportation Research 20B, no. 4 (1986): 331-344.

 V. Vuchic, Sections 4.1–4.6, pp. 185–247. In Urban Transit: Operations, Planning and Economics. New York, NY: Wiley, 2005. ISBN: 9780471632658. [Preview with Google Books]

J. Becker, and J. Bakker. “The Design of Timed Transfer Networks.” Proceedings of Operations and Service Planning Symposium, Washington, DC, 1993.

[BPTS] Chapter 11: Organizational Structures and Contract Models.

R. Halvorsen and N. H. M. Wilson, “The Role of Contract Structuring in Contracted Public Transport Performance: Theory and Practice.” Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport. Rotorua, New Zealand, July 1995.

P. Furth and T. Muller, “Conditional Bus Priority at Signalized Intersections: Better Service Quality with Less Traffic Disruption.” Transportation Research Record 1731 (2000): 23-30.

TCRP Report 94: Fare Policies, Structures and Technologies: Update (PDF - 1.9 MB). Transportation Research Board, 2003.

 V. Vuchic, Chapter 7: Transit Fares. In Urban Transit: Operations, Planning and Economics. New York, NY: Wiley, 2005. ISBN: 9780471632658. [Preview with Google Books]

H. N. Koutsopolos and N. H. M. Wilson, “Operator Workforce Planning in the Transit Industry.” Transportation Research 21A, no. 2 (1987): 127-138.

Y. Shiftan and N. H. M. Wilson, “Absence, Overtime, and Reliability Relationships in Transit Workforce Planning.” Transportation Research Record 1402 (1993): 98-106.