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Travel, Emissions, And Consumer Benefits Of Advanced Transit Technologies In The Sacramento Region

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  • Johnston, R.
  • Rodier, C.
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    The purpose of this project was to examine the potential travel effects, emissions, and consumer welfare benefits of advanced transit technologies. These technologies included advanced transit information, demand responsive transit, and personal rapid transit. The Sacramento Regional Travel Demand model (SACMET 95) was used to simulate the travel effects. Consumer welfare evaluation was accomplished by applying the Small-Rosen model to SACMET. Five advanced transit scenarios for the Sacramento region in the year 2015 were examined. It was found that the advanced transit technologies, which were simulated in this study to act as feeder service for light rail transit, did not significantly reduce congestion and emissions in the region. The consumer welfare evaluation showed that all the advanced transit technology scenarios were beneficial and generally equitable. The analyses showed that advanced transit information service alone produced the greatest increase in consumer welfare.

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    Paper provided by Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley in its series Institute of Transportation Studies, Research Reports, Working Papers, Proceedings with number qt7qg4z0k2.

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    Date of creation: 01 Jan 1996
    Handle: RePEc:cdl:itsrrp:qt7qg4z0k2
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