There has been a significant amount of data analysis that has been completed as part of the NextGen Bus Study, which has both enhanced and validated the community feedback received to date. This data analysis has included:
- Market research (surveys and focus groups) to understand the different types of customers and what they need and want in transit service;
- Travel demand analysis using Transit Access Pass (TAP) and Automatic Passenger Counters for transit demand and cell phone location data for all travel demand to understand when, where and how far people travel as well as transit’s competitiveness and market share;
- Transit propensity analysis to identify areas where the willingness to use transit is the greatest based on three main characteristics: 1) significantly large transit market segments including areas of equity focus, 2) intensity of travel demand, and 3) transit supportive built environment; and
- Existing service evaluation by line, segment and corridor to understand what parts of the system are working well, and what parts need adjustment.
Each type of data analysis provides a portion of the overall understanding of when and where transit can be successful and how to provide the maximum benefit to those who need or want to use transit to access opportunities. By clicking on the items and links below, you will be able to explore the data being used. Please note that directions on how to utilize each application will be provided just below the link and/or in a sidebar once the link is opened.
Displays the level of activity at each of Metro’s bus stops, with the red dots representing high activity. Detailed information on the number of boardings, on and off, can be found by simply clicking each dot/stop.
Areas where the propensity to use transit is the greatest embody three main characteristics. First, there is a significantly large population of transit market segments, including people who rely on transit for most of their travel, commuters and students who use transit for work and school trips, and discretionary riders who choose transit for some or all their trips. Second, is the intensity of travel demand to and from areas based on population and employment densities, retail and entertainment, colleges and universities, and other trip generators. For NextGen, cell phone location data is also being used to identify areas of greatest travel intensity. Finally, a pedestrian oriented street environment is also critical, including safe and well lighted pathways, sidewalks and curb-cuts, grid street network, and level topography. This map allows you to explore how likely people are to use transit in specific areas based on these characteristics. To do so, open the “Layers List” and select which layers you would like to view on the left-hand side of the screen.
- Transit Propensity Score for Census Tracts in Los Angeles County
- Bus Line Performance Overview
- Weekday Line Statistics
- Saturday and Sunday Line Statistics (104mb pdf)
- Weekday Bus Line Boardings/Alightings Maps (115mb pdf)
- Saturday Bus Line Boardings/Alightings Maps (112mb pdf)
- Sunday Bus Line Boardings/Alightings Maps