Wanting to better understand the state of transit service across Oregon, ODOT sought a consultant team to create a Transit Network Report analyzing the characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses of the statewide transit network and identifying recommendations for improvement.
Kittelson led a multidisciplinary team to assess Oregon’s transit network through developing performance measures, conducting stakeholder interviews, and analyzing data using TNExT, a tool developed by ODOT to report and analyze transit service using General Transit Feed Specification [GTFS] and US Census data, the State-wide Integrated Model (SWIM), the National Transit Database, and Oregon’s GIS, along with information provided by Oregon’s transit providers. The team prepared a report documenting the state of the system and actionable implementation recommendations.
Reporting on the State of Transit Service Across Oregon
The Statewide Transit Network Report (Report) has been a useful tool to better understand transit service throughout Oregon and help ODOT monitor progress towards achieving public transportation goals. The metrics in the report provide a baseline picture of the statewide network prior to the authorization of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) program. Future reports will show how the network changes with STIF funding.