Managing The Transit Network

Translink's Managing the Transit Network - A Primer on Key Concepts by Translink

It gives very simple explanation about transit network design and considerations …
    1. Network Design Objectives
        a. Objective 1: Maximizing Ridership
        b. Objective 2: Encouraging Long-term Ridership Growth
        c. Objective 3: Providing Access to Transit Service across the Region
    2. Network Design Themes
        a. Network Integration
        b. Versatility
        c. Efficiency and Productivity
        d. Partnerships and Collaboration
    3. Transit Line Design Considerations for of efficient, productive transit services
        a. Serve areas of strong demand
        b. Have strong anchors at both ends
        c. Be as direct, simple, consistent and legible as possible
        d. Maintain speed and reliability along the entire route
        e. Avoid duplication or competition between transit services
        f. Match service levels to demand
        g. Have balanced loads in each direction
        h. Experience an even distribution of stop activity
        i. Have an even distribution of ridership by time of day
    4. Making Transit Service Decisions
        a. Should we do it?
        b. Can we do it?
        c. What should we do fi rst?
        d. How do we make it happen?
    5. Making the Land Use – Transportation Connection
        a. Understanding the interdependencies between land use patterns and transit productivity is critically important to achieving our goals as a region. 
            The combined location decisions and land use planning choices made by individuals, institutions and municipalities directly infl uence the level of transit 
            mobility they can expect.

See also further Translink blog posts in the series about Managing the Transit Network