Keywords

College students -- Transportation, Commuting -- Florida -- University of Central Florida, Local transit -- Florida -- University of Central Florida, Traffic engineering -- Florida -- University of Central Florida, University of Central Florida -- Transportation, Urban transportation -- Florida -- University of Central Florida

Abstract

This research evaluated the existing forms of transportation to the University of Central Florida (ICF) and analyzed the feasibility of a mass transportation alternative for the commuting students. During the past twenty years at UCF, the automobile has been the only major means of transportation used by the students and employees. Opinion surveys conducted during 1983 and 1984 indicated that the University commuters are confronted with a number of transportation problems including the high cost of using private automobiles, lack of parking spaces, congestion on roads leading to the University, and the walking time between the parking lots and the classes. The research evaluated the existing forms of transportation including an inventory of travel cost, travel time to UCF, walking time, parking problems and the level of service of the existing intersections and access roads leading to the University. the methodology includes the Urban Transportation Planning Process (UTPP) in its four sub-models, as follows: (1) trip generation, (2) trip distribution, (3) modal split and (4) traffic assignment. Though different mass transportation alternatives were examined, it was concluded that the express bus would be the most efficient means to meet the need of the commuting students at UCF.

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Graduation Date

1985

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Leftwich, D. Scot

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Degree Program

Engineering

Format

PDF

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0016485

Included in

Engineering Commons

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