What Information is needed?

There are certain basic information needs, as follows;

Demand Information

  • Data on existing public transport users  –
  • how many?,
  • from where to where?,
  • at what times do they wish to travel?,
  • any particular characteristics (e.g. how many might have baby buggies, how many are elderly/infirm and have limited walking abilities …);
  • Data on potential users –
  • As for existing users, plus
  • What is needed to encourage them to use PT?
  • Physical characteristics of the vehicle involved – size, speed, acceleration etc;
  • Operating cost data, and other financial requirements;
  • Road (and walking route) network configuration;
  • Prevailing climatic conditions;
  • Any constraints on locating bus stops; and
  • Capacity constraints of roads, depots etc.

Supply Information

  • Physical characteristics of the vehicle involved – size, speed, acceleration etc;
  • Operating cost data, and other financial requirements;
  • Road (and walking route) network configuration;
  • Prevailing climatic conditions;
  • Any constraints on locating bus stops; and
  • Capacity constraints of roads, depots etc.

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