Alon Levy Analyzes #6minuteservice


Fellow Alon Levy wrote “Six-Minute Transit Headways Would Increase Ridership 15%,” in Streetsblog NYC, highlighting New York-area transit-advocacy group Riders Alliance’s hashtag #6minuteservice:

This is a good campaign and I hope more people in the region take notice and push for it until the state implements it in full. The impact on passenger convenience is massive, not just in the form of shorter waits but also higher reliability coming from better timetabling, and hopefully also slightly more speed coming from said higher reliability. The proposal says that it would cost $250 million more per year to effect this system, and it’s plausible that it would increase ridership by enough to defray this cost entirely, even without any efficiency treatments to reduce unit costs.

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