This question for transit agencies that run high volumes of bus service into a crowded CBD (i.e. downtown) where bus operations are difficult and space limited. If you know someone at your transit agency who probably has this information, please forward a link to them.
- Do you have a policy on how full a peak bus should be in order to justify through service into the CBD, as opposed to being fed to a connection point onto a more major line?
- Do you have figures on how full your buses actually are, crossing the edge of the CBD in the peak direction, over the peak one hour?
Both numbers would be helpful to me in establishing baseline expectations for what degree of loading is reasonable to assume, for the purposes of sizing a long-term radial bus need into a big CBD.