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The Bus Rapid Transit System In Taipei City - Ridership Forecast For The New Light Industrial Area In Neihu

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT020151

Volume

60

Pages

10

Published

2002

Size

575 kb

Author(s)

S.K.J. Chang, J.Y.L. Du & C.K. Wang

Abstract

This paper aims to explore the related issues of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and forecast the ridership in the New Light Industrial Area in Neihu, where the BRT will be implemented. First of all, it briefly discusses the current development of BRT system in Taipei City. The performance of BRT system is illustrated based on the figures derived from official reports. Secondly, this paper forecasts a transferring ridership from the MRT to BRT for Neihu, a district of Taipei City using disaggregate model of mode choice. The results show passengers tend to ride the MRT system and transfer to BRT based on a foundation of substantially upgraded bus system performances. Finally, this paper proposes a set of feasible strategies for creating an ameliorated public transportation environment, which will ensure a sustainable transportation development in Taipei City

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