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Transit Service Design 101
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Transit Service Design 101

Transit Service Design 101

53 min
Credit: AICP CM

This course is approved for .75 AICP CM credit.

Service and operations planning for transit is not typically taught in planning school, so it tends to be somewhat of a black box for trained planners and members of the public alike. While transit planners all over the world have developed sophisticated methods of planning and evaluating transit, the principles of service design remain relatively simple.

In this course, we will review the principles of transit service design and how to allocate and account resources. We will also use the Remix software platform to design and evaluate a new transit route.

In This Course

  1. Emily Yasukochi introduces the course.
  2. This chapter provides an overview of the role that public transit plays in communities large and small, and why it is of particular importance in dense urban areas.
  3. This chapter will get you thinking like a transit planner by providing an overview of how transit planners and agencies think of resource allocation in transit.
  4. This chapter reviews two important inputs to the service design process: trip generators and routing.
  5. This chapter takes service design further: to the principles of legibility and the concept of usefulness.
  6. This chapter uses the Remix platform to show how to sketch out options for a new bus route and how to evaluate the services for cost, demographics, and legibility/usefulness.
  7. This chapter shows how to evaluate various aspects of multiple transit scenarios.

Published 2017