(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Understanding transit ridership demand for the multidestination, multimodal transit network in Atlanta, Georgia : lessons for increasing rail transit choice ridership while maintaining transit dependent bus ridership

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, ETATS-UNIS


This study analyses the structure of transit demand in Atlanta’s transit system to understand why different elements of the network appeal to bus and rail riders. The results show that self-identified bus riders come from poorer areas having fewer autos per household and seek to reach jobs scattered throughout the metropolitan area. Also, self-identified rail riders primarily access transit by automobile and value fast service to within convenient walking distance of employment, such as in the as in the central business district (CBD) and some but not all transit-oriented development. The results suggest that an agency could increase ridership by both groups using a core network of higher speed lines that provide access to decentralised employment centres


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no5 [pp. 938-958]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 2 tabl., 4 cartes



Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1177/0042098013493021

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