Connect Gwinnett Ridership Support
CTG is part of the consultant team that is assisting Gwinnett County with one of its first comprehensive system reviews, Connect Gwinnett: Transit Plan. One of the key goals of the project is reviewing fixed route and paratransit services and developing a plan for short-, medium-, and long-range recommendations. This project also includes an evaluation of a potential major capital investment project (BRT or HRT extension) in the South I-85 corridor.
CTG was also responsible for implementing and calibrating FTA’s Simplified Trips on Project Software (STOPS) model for ridership forecasting of the proposed improvements. This is also one of the first applications of STOPS in the state to evaluate the ridership impacts as part of a service planning effort.
The STOPS model developed by CTG pivoted from prior STOPS modeling efforts for MARTA’s GA 400 corridor study, which included a regional calibration of transit travel times, station-level calibration of MARTA rail and utilization of the 2009/2010 ARC on-board survey to inform STOPS about the existing transit travel in Atlanta area. Utilizing the GA 400 model as the starting point, CTG re-calibrated the STOPS model for transit routes operating to and from Gwinnett County. CTG applied this calibrated model to evaluate the proposed mid- and long-range transit service improvements, including potential major investment transit projects in the South I-85 corridor.
Categories: Ridership Forecasts & Capital Investment Grants