Community-Based Transit Performance Measures: Salem-Keizer Transit

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Title: Community-Based Transit Performance Measures: Salem-Keizer Transit
Author: Meyer, Cody
Abstract: Public 
transportation
 plays
 a
 key
 role 
to
 shaping
 the
 livability of
 communities 
by 
providing
 access 
to
 jobs, 
community
 services, 
friends, 
and
 family
 for
 those
 without
 access 
to 
an
 automobile,
 and 
offering
 travel
 options 
to
 the
 entire 
community.

 The
 purpose 
of 
this
 report
 is
 to
 help 
Salem‐Keizer
 Transit 
District 
(Cherriots)
 develop 
a
 set
 of
 community‐based
 transit 
performance 
measures
 to 
serve
 as
 a 
background
 to 
enable
 the
 transit agency,
 city,
 and
 regional 
governments
 to
 reach 
their
 planning 
goals. 

Performance 
measures
 are
 compiled
 from
 regional,
 city,
 transit 
agency 
plans,
 and
 through 
a
 literature 
review 
of
 transit
 planning
 research.

 Accessibility 
is
 measured in
 terms 
of
 level
 of 
service 
and
 geographic
 distribution
 across 
the 
transit 
district’s 
boundary,
 to 
the 
total 
population,
 transportation
 disadvantaged 
populations,
 residential
 dwellings, employment,
and
 community
 services
 locations.

 Results
 show 
a 
clear 
link 
between
 local, 
regional,
 and
 transit
 agency 
planning
 goals,
 although 
performance 
towards 
these
 goals
 is
 often
 evaluated
 independently
 of
 each
 other. Recommendations
 from
 the 
findings 
include 
suggestions 
for
 improving 
transit
 performance 
relative 
to
 community 
goals 
and
 creating 
a 
uniform 
platform 
to collect data and monitor performance towards transit planning goals.
Description: Examining committee: Richard Margerum, chair, Marc Schlossberg, Robert Choquette
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/12311
Date: 2012-09


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