Date of Award
Master of Science
Yue Liu, Jie Yu, Lingqian Hu
Efficiency, Evaluation, Milwaukee County
BUS ROUTE OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY EVALUATION IN MILWAUKEE COUNTY
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2015
Under the Supervision of Professor Yue Liu
Public transit systems are expanding in the majority of cities in the United States due to the increasing numbers of people who use public transportation as their main commute facility. Evaluating the efficiency of public transit systems results in providing better services for the residents on one hand and reduces the unnecessary costs on the other hand.
In this research, the efficiencies of bus routes options in County are evaluated. After reviewing different literature, Fuzzy AHP model is selected as the main decision making model. AHP is one of the preferred methods of decision making in solving complex problems, which provides the opportunity of involving all provided criteria in the final decisions. In this research, the efficiency was calculated for Fixed Routes and Free Flyer Routes, daily and during the peak hours.
The data of this research are obtained from Milwaukee county 2013 annual ridership report as routine reports published by Milwaukee county transit system (MCTS).
In conclusion, various solutions are suggested for improving the transit system in Milwaukee County.
Hazbavi, Ebtesam, "Bus Route Operational Efficiency Evaluation in Milwaukee County" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 1053.