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Sonoma County Transit increases its bus frequency to 30 minutes for commuter routes, which results in increase ridership and reduces single-occupancy vehicle numbers on county roads.


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Posted by Edward Meisse(Santa Rosa)

Longer transport hours are a good idea too. These days people need to go to and from work 24 hours a day not to mention that they also want to have fun on their off hours.

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Posted by Karey Kumli(Bodega Bay)

Bus size should scale to average ridership. Wasteful to haul around the weight of a 30-passenger bus when maximum ridership is 15 people. Larger busses, or more frequent busses, at peak times.

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Posted by Mark R Mortensen(Santa Rosa)

I don't think thirty minutes will get the job done. Getting frequency to every fifteen to twenty minutes during peak hours is essential to increasing ridership, as supported in this paper. t.ly/3Guy. There are a number of other factors as shown in this blog entry from a transit analyst. https://humantransit.org/basics/the-transit-ridership-recipe

The linked entry is comprehensive and hits on many of the aspects of bus transit listed here on imaginesonomacounty.com.

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Posted by Steve Birdlebough(Santa Rosa)

30-minute headways should be a minimum for all bus routes in the County; in more populated parts of cities and towns, 7-10 minute headways are more likely to attract riders.



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