Journal article

Monitoring transit-served areas with smartcard data: A Brisbane case study

J Zhou, N Sipe, Z Ma, I Mateo-Babiano, S Darchen

Journal of Transport Geography | Science Direct | Published : 2017


A city can be divided into areas that are served by transit and those that are not. In this study, the former is referred to as “transit-served areas (TSAs)”. To quantify, monitor and visualise the TSAs of the Southeast Queensland (SEQ), this study analyses half-year smartcard data between 2012 and 2013 from TransLink, the transit agency for SEQ. Four scenarios are prescribed and four corresponding metrics (the minimum, actual, random and maximum travels) are calculated, which reflect transit riders' different levels of elasticity of distance travelled (EDT) relative to the cost of travel within or between TSAs and how transit riders could possibly travel as EDT varies. The total trips gener..

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