Title

Impact of Public Transit Bus System Redesign on Baltimore City Public School Students

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2021

Date Added

2022-09-07

Abstract

Baltimore City Public School System (BCPSS) follows an open choice model for middle and high schools, and student transportation is provided by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA). Studies have shown that BCPSS students traveling by public transit have travel times longer than Baltimore residents' work commutes. Public transit routes are designed for access to jobs that were historically located?in the Central Business District (CBD) and not to serve students and schools which are more dispersed throughout the city. The objectives of this research is to evaluate the effect of the MTA transit service redesign on BCPSS students. This was achieved by performing a travel time analysis to schools pre and post network redesign and identifying residential locations (aggregated to traffic analysis zones (TAZs)) and school pairs with insufficient service based on key performance metrics.

Disciplines

Engineering

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