Gsgeek540 Posted April 11, 2022 Report Share Posted April 11, 2022 44 minutes ago, wt_enthusiast_photos said: Two words. BUDGET CUTS Nothing to do with budget…nothing at all…. Infact, in some ways, such as labour cost, having a garage on route where you don’t have to pay travel time, it was arguablly significally cheaper to run the 72/73 then the multiple routes they have now to replace it. The way the changes were presented to operators was very consistent to my observations during many years signed up on the circle routes. Ridership on the 72/73 was very inconsistent, depending on the day, where on the route it was, day and the time of day. The levels of ridership were divided much like the the circle routes are divided today. Brentwood to chinook being the lowest ridership (minus peak school times), Brentwood to whitehorn with moderate (minus peak school times, chinook to forest lawn being the most hit miss (some trips full, some trips empty, given the unusual schedules of the industrial park, and late at night the foothills mustard seed which generated tons of ridership), and forest lawn to whitehorn being the highest Transit studies staff rode with operators, myself included, daily, for nearly a signup to track trends of passengers, specifically where they boarded and how far passengers travel on those routes, more specifically how much travel was there within those “divisions”. I know when i drove, mostly afternoons/afternoon peak/evenings/weekends, the travel between “divisions” was minimal. After extensive analysis, which includes thousands of responses of essentially where does your transit trip start abd where does your transit trip end, service design came up with the plan, along with several other routes, that we have today. It allows increased headways on the higher demand portions and lower headway on lower demand portions of the route. It also takes into account some of those responses to try to make connections easier. I miss the circle route too, i’m not going to lie, but facts are important…. 6 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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