Impact of Transitways on Travel on Parallel and Adjacent Roads and Park-and-ride Facilities

Principal Investigator(s):

Alireza Khani, Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering


  • Jason Cao, Professor , Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Project summary:

Transitways such as light rail transit (LRT) and bus rapid transit (BRT) provide fast, reliable, and high-capacity transit service. Transitways have the potential to attract more riders and take a portion of the auto mode share, reducing the growth of auto traffic. Park-and-ride (PNR) facilities can complement transit service by providing a viable choice for residents who are without walking access to transit or those who prefer better transit service such as LRT or BRT. In this study, researchers conducted two research tasks on transitway services in the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minnesota: 1) to examine the impact of the operation of the Green Line LRT on the annual average daily traffic (AADT) of its adjacent roads, and 2) to estimate a PNR location choice model in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

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