Loyola University Maryland

Parking and Transportation

The Study

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The Study:

The Assessment Report that Kittelson & Associates prepared for Loyola University Maryland (Loyola) in November 2012 reflects an understanding of the university’s campus shuttle operations and an initial set of recommendations for how to streamline service.

The Findings:

Strengths:

  • shuttles were a comfortable temperature
  • shuttles were clean
  • route names were clearly visible on shuttles
  • users felt comfortable asking drivers for information

Challenges:

  • Despite the clearly visible route name on the shuttle, riders almost always asked the driver if their intended destination was on the route of the shuttle

Ridership times:

The study did a line graph of rider counts throughout the day to highlight our times of greatest need.

Operating Costs:

OPERATING COSTS PER REVENUE (SERVICE) HOUR

Loyola Shuttle – between $22 and $45 (depends on route; all but one route under $30)

Nationwide average of all transit agency bus services - $119

Maryland Transit Administration Buses - $164

 

OPERATING COSTS PER REVENUE (SERVICE) MILE

Loyola Shuttle – between $2.20 and $3.50 (depends on route)

Nationwide average of all transit agency bus services - $9.60

Maryland Transit Administration Buses - $14.23

 

Ridership Count:

 

Current Headways:

 

Headways are the time it takes for a shuttle to complete its route. 

 

Proposed Headways:

 

After the study was completed, a chart was put together highlighting a new route and amount of shuttles on each route, showing significantly less wait times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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