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Title:An Evaluation of Passenger Values & Comparison of the Max versus Other Regular Buses
Authors:Aleksandar Stevanovic, Milan Zlatkovic, and Bhagavan Nadimpalli
University:University of Utah
Publication Date:Jun 2009
Report #:MPC-09-213
Project #:MPC-313
TRID #:01139968
Keywords:alternatives analysis, bus rapid transit, consumer preferences, customer satisfaction, evaluation and assessment, surveys, transit riders
Type:Research Report – MPC Publications



With ever-increasing traffic demand and price of fossil fuels public transit becomes more popular transportation mode than ever before, especially in the fast growing regions such as Salt Lake City Metropolitan Region. Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) (a local Metropolitan Planning Organization) incorporated several LRT and BRT projects in its long-term regional transportation plans of 2015 and 2030. After initial success of Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) deployments to alleviate traffic congestion, the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has planned to expand these services. New LRT and BRT services introduced by the UTA will both increase spatial coverage and frequency of overall transit services in the region. However, this increase in public transit coverage and frequency will come at the expense of conflict in priority with vehicular traffic. Goal of this project is to evaluate impact of extended public transit services on vehicular traffic in the region in future years.

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