Monday, November 28, 2016

Academic study of US drop in vehicle miles

...the number of miles driven by the average American has been falling. Young Americans have  experienced the greatest changes: driving less; taking transit, biking and walking more; and seeking out places to live in cities and walkable communities where driving is an option, not a necessity.


Friday, November 18, 2016

The time lost paying fares

"Stillorgan QBC Dwell Time Analysis" by David O'Connor and Philip Kavanagh: " Pre-paid tickets are the most popular and fastest method of payment with 55% of those surveyed using this method. Pre-paid ticket users take on average 7 seconds to board. There is no time-saving for LEAP Card (e-purse) users, who take on average 10 seconds to board (being the same for cash payers). The findings present evidence to support the implementation of off-board ticket purchase and/or the removal of both cash and e-purse ticket transactions from services. Service planning improvements, such as the consolidation of stops, multi-door entry/exit systems and measures to improve performance at junctions, are also suggested."