Transportation demand analysis is a procedure through which one analyzes the nature and intensity of transport demand in an area and thereby helps find ways to meet them. The procedure involves thorough investigation of the factors that determine transportation demands; the logic working behind the variance in demands and the kind of commuters the demand caters to.
Sample Transportation Demand Analysis:
Transportation demand analysis conducted by: Joseph Mclusky
Date of submission of analysis report: March 7. 2012.
Service area covered: Notting Hill
Aim: to survey the potential of transportation demand in the Notting Hill area.
Transportation in question: Public Transport
Nature of transport in demand: the analysis reveals that amidst the range of public transport available to the denizens or commuters of the Notting Hill area, it is the public buses and metro that remain most in demand with statistics showing nearly 40% of the commuters voting for public buses as their preferred mode of transportation and another 30% choosing metro rails as their favorite vehicle.
Factors affecting transportation demand:
- Speed: in today’s fast paced world, the transport that saves the maximum time is deemed as the preferred mode of traveling. Hence metro rails with their fast speed and minimum possibility of traffic jam tend have become a popular choice.
- Fare: for daily commuters, fare indeed plays an instrumental role in their choice of transport. Buses with their cheap fares and discount schemes for daily travelers have found favor among people with limited income.
- Comfort and safety: public buses and metro rails both have a considerable low risk of causing traffic crashes or accidents and also promise a considerably comfortable journey, thereby winning favors with the common men.