Features: DESMAN was contracted by the University of Maryland at College Park to perform an assessment for the current transportation system and make recommendations for improvement of the system based on several goals:
Description: Through the detail study of land use activity, an evaluation of the current shuttle fleet capabilities and campus roadway capabilities, and through and understanding of the University's strategic master plan, DESMAN worked with University staff in the development and evaluation of eight (8) alternative intra-campus systems/routes. The pros and cons of each alternative were weighted using an “evaluation matrix”. Criteria items include operating costs, additional fleet requirements, walking distances to shuttle stops, number of shuttle spaces, off-campus intercept options, and the rout's ability to meet headway requirements (8 minutes max.). To this end, a bi-direction figure eight system was developed. Once accepted, DESMAN estimated additional fleet vehicle costs, annual operating costs, and the route's maximum passenger capacity.
Intra-Campus Shuttle & Transportation Program
College Park, MD
University of Maryland at College Park