Showing 2 ideas for tag "ridership"

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Bus Ridership Data Analysis System In Reserve

Developing a comprehensive Bus Ridership Data Analysis System would allow NJ TRANSIT to better anticipate travel demand, more effectively ensure that all communities are provided equitable service, and better target its customer outreach efforts. Currently, NJ TRANSIT uses fare revenue as an indicator of passenger ridership. The agency also relies on passenger surveys to obtain samples of ridership demographics as well... more »

Idea Submitted by Susan O'Donnell

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Idea Champion - Who at NJDOT, NJ Transit or NJ Motor Vehicle? (if known) Aaron Reisner, Senior Transportation GIS Analyst, NJ TRANSIT

Why is this a priority and what are the benefits for the State/County/City?

As New Jersey's demographic makeup and development patterns continue to change at a rapid pace, travel patterns and demands continue to shift as well. The State's transit agency requires a practical way to track these trends so that it can respond to them, adjust service patterns, and offer appropriate communication services to its customers. At the same time, NJ TRANSIT increasingly seeks to perform more robust analyses to ensure compliance with Title VI Civil Rights regulations prohibiting discrimination. The Bus Ridership Data Analysis System will provide the access and querying capabilities necessary to effectively safeguard against discriminatory policies and submit more precise Title VI compliance reports to the FTA.

The benefits of the effort will be several-fold. A more precise understanding of customer demographics and travel patterns will enable NJ TRANSIT to better tailor its customer communication plans. This effort will in turn lead to better information on passenger loads, payments methods, and individual bus stop usage. NJ TRANSIT can use these findings as input for forecasting models, farezone delineation efforts, and other bus service planning activities, ultimately better serving all NJ TRANSIT bus customers.

Archive: 2018 Ideas
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Analyzing the Impact of Transit-Oriented Developments on Transit Usage In Reserve

While there is a broad consensus that TODs induce additional ridership on the transit system, the actual net impact remains unclear. This project will seek to survey residents of TODs to determine how their trip patterns have shifted and to explore the attitudes, values and preferences in the choice of living adjacent to a transit station or stop. An additional task may seek to survey customers of TOD retail. The results... more »

Idea Submitted by Susan O'Donnell

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Idea Champion - Who at NJDOT, NJ Transit or NJ Motor Vehicle? (if known) Mathew Safer, Sr. Director of Demand Forecasting and Research

Why is this a priority and what are the benefits for the State/County/City?

NJ Transit is frequently asked to assess the impact of TODs on transit ridership and parking demand. While we utilize anecdotal evidence and national examples to generate impacts from new developments, we have no firm data on the impact of these developments in New Jersey. As more redevelopment takes place adjacent to transit facilities, this data will help create better estimates of ridership changes and reductions in parking demand.

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