Albury Wodonga Bus Network Assessment Model

Quinlivan, Patrick (2021) Albury Wodonga Bus Network Assessment Model. [USQ Project]

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This case study research will investigate low levels of bus transport patronage in the cross-border towns of Albury Wodonga. The analysis will identify those factors that influence public transport use, transport behaviours, and how these may apply to the case study area. Software (VISUM) will be used to simulate potential bus network improvements in the case study area.

Academic literature suggests the most important aspects to consider when trying to increase ridership on a public transport network, along with all other factors related to increasing ridership.

Data analyse showed that service area and frequency are too low in the Albury Wodonga region, with timetables and routes having no logical structure. Public transport has not been looked at in years, meaning we are left with a network that does not serve the community's requirements. This is resulting in well below average public transport ridership.

Findings from the Visum software is that a complete system overhaul is required to see any real benefit to the system. The best solution for this is a network cantered around an express service between the two cities. All the solutions proposed saw good improvements to the public transport network.

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Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Grant, Paula
Qualification: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2023 03:54
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2023 01:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: bus, transport, behaviour, software, VISUM, simulation

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