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Title:

Evaluation of the Greenwood Drive Fringe Parking Facility
Authors:
Robertson, R. N.
Jalette, Robert E.,
Michael J. Demetsky
Year: 1978
VTRC No.: 78-R45
Abstract: The application of a procedural method for planning express bus-fringe parking transit to determine why the Greenwood Drive service in Portsmouth, Virginia, failed to attract more riders than it did is described. The analysis of the study area revealed that many of the conditions which have been shown to prevail where the majority of successful express bus-fringe parking services have been implemented do not exist in the Portsmouth-Norfolk area. An analysis of the demand for the service indicated that the low levels of patronage that have been experienced could be expected. It was determined that when the Greenwood Drive service was originally planned, a competing subscription bus service was not properly considered. It was also shown that the methodology employed improves the general capability for developing successful park and ride transit operations.