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Development of a Transit Decision Support System
Oeters, Justin

2011, MCP, University of Cincinnati, Design, Architecture, Art and Planning: Community Planning.
Currently, mass transit systems can benefit many communities, and mass transit systems are more accessible than they have ever been. However, without an effective decision support system to evaluate the effects of mass transit, many communities will be reluctant to spend resources on the system despite the inherent benefits. Tools and technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can effectively evaluate mass transit systems. For this thesis, CommunityViz, a GIS-based decision support system software, is used to analyze two mass transit systems, a streetcar and a bus rapid transit, and the effects those mass transit systems have on a community. The decision support system created for this thesis allows the creation of alternate mass transit routes, aiding in optimal route placement and the comparison of multiple routes. The system also incorporates a series of alterable assumptions which grants the user the flexibility to represent numerous scenarios with a single operation. By using this decision support system, community leaders can support their decisions regarding mass transit with hard data to garner the assistance and support needed to implement mass transit systems
Xinhao Wang, PhD (Committee Chair)
Francis Russell, MArchBA (Committee Member)
91 p.

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