Lunchtime Tech Talk! WEBINAR: Analysis of Local Bus Markets

Join the NJDOT Bureau of Research for this rescheduled Lunchtime Tech Talk! Webinar on Analysis of Local Bus Markets.

This Lunchtime Tech Talk! webinar will feature two presenters, Deva Deka, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Research at Rutgers – Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center and Susan O’Donnell, Senior Director, Business Analysis and Market Research at NJ TRANSIT.

NJ TRANSIT operates approximately 250 bus routes throughout New Jersey. Bus riders constitute almost 60 percent of all riders using NJ TRANSIT services, including commuter rail and light rail. For many New Jersey residents, those buses are essential for meeting almost all daily travel needs. For the past five years, the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University conducted onboard surveys of those bus riders in different parts of New Jersey for projects funded by the NJDOT Bureau of Research and sponsored by NJ TRANSIT.

This webinar will present information on the survey methodology, key findings, and the use of the survey data by NJ TRANSIT for various purposes. The survey methodology discussion will focus on questionnaire design, survey scheduling, data collection, data cleaning and weighting, and analysis. The presenters will discuss research finding pertaining to bus rider characteristics, trip characteristics, and benefits of buses to society at large. They will also talk about how NJ TRANSIT uses the survey data for travel demand model validation and calibration, corridor studies, Title VI analysis, fare policy analysis, access to transit studies, TOD studies, and various other purposes.

The event is free, but registration is required to receive the URL link to the webinar.  NJ AICP and PE credits are available, but you must be registered for the event. Click through the link below to register for this webinar event:

Analysis of Local Bus Markets Webinar
Date:  Wednesday, October 7th
Time: 12:00 – 1:15 PM

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