All About Buses
By Christopher MacKechnie, About.com Guide
- How Bus Routes and Schedules Get Planned
- More Information About Buses
- Purchasing and Operating A Bus: Vehicle Selection, Cost, and Storage
How Bus Routes and Schedules Get Planned
A series of articles about how bus routes and schedules get planned, from the initial design of the bus route to the creation of the schedules.
- Part I: Placement of the Bus Route
- Part II: Placement of Bus Stops
- Part III: Determination of Running Time
- Part IV: Writing the Bus Schedule
- Part V: Blocking, Run Cutting, and Rostering
- A Common Scheduling Problem
- The Importance of Successful Bus - Rail Interfaces
More Information About Buses
Once you have learned the general basics of what goes into transit planning, head here to read about some of the topics in more detail.
- Service Cut Strategies
- Low Floor Buses Need a Lower Load Factor
- A Definition of Bus Rapid Transit
- Overview of the Bus Rapid Transit versus Light Rail Debate
- The Ingredients of a Perfect Bus Stop
- Software Used in the Public Transit Industry: Hastus
- Software Used in the Public Transit Industry: ArcView
Purchasing and Operating A Bus: Vehicle Selection, Cost, and Storage
Buses are extremely expensive to purchase, operate, and park. Because of this expense, transit agencies must carefully consider all the possibilities before deciding on purchasing a particular vehicle.
- How Long Do Buses Last?
- How Much Does a Bus Cost to Purchase and Operate?
- How Transit Agencies Decide on What Buses to Purchase Part 1: Bus Size
- How Transit Agencies Decide on What Buses to Purchase Part 2: Propulsion System