Objective Category
System Options: Transit Use

The primary intent of these objectives is to increase the use of transit for trips taken or transit mode share so as to reduce SOV use and improve overall system efficiency; they may also address the efficiency of transit services in terms of the number of occupied seats per bus or train.

Associated Objectives and Performance Measures

Objective Performance Measure
Increase transit mode share by X percent by year Y. Percent of all trips made by transit.
Increase transit mode share by X percent by year Y during peak periods. Percent of all peak-period trips made by transit.
Increase average transit load factor by X percent by year Y. Number of riders on various transit units per trip at peak travel times.
Increase passenger miles traveled per capita on transit by X percent by year Y. Number of passenger miles traveled per capita.

Associated Planning Factors and Goals

Planning Factor Goal
D. Increase the accessibility and mobility of people and for freight; Achieve a significant reduction in congestion

Associated Service Packages

Service Package
PM02: Smart Park and Ride System
PT04: Transit Fare Collection Management
PT08: Transit Traveler Information
PT14: Multi-modal Coordination
TI01: Broadcast Traveler Information
TI02: Personalized Traveler Information
TI09: Travel Services Information and Reservation
TM09: Integrated Decision Support and Demand Management


Planning for Operations Desk Reference

Since the mapping between objectives and service packages is not always straight-forward and often situation-dependent, these mappings should only be used as a starting point. Users should do their own analysis to identify the best service packages for their region.