Transit crowding

Transit crowding is an important consideration in urban areas where the core transit network cannot accommodate demand. There are several ways that transit crowding has been addressed:

  1. Modifying the perceived in-vehicle time to account for the discomfort of being crowded and/or not getting a seat
  2. Modifying the wait time for transit to essentially shadow-price crowded lines (this can be done in many commercial transit route packages)
  3. A modification to the above with a binary iterative process as opposed to a continuous-iterative process (as done at SFCTA)
  4. Manual reassignment of overcrowded transit riders after the completion of the travel model