CASE STUDY

Gauging Demand for Intercity Passenger Rail Service

A regional rail operator had comprehensive data on existing ridership, but in order to build a travel demand model to predict expansion they needed insight into overall regional travel patterns by different modes.

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Steer turned to StreetLight’s Metrics to quickly and easily measure trips between five major metropolitan areas along the rail operator’s major travel corridor. StreetLight customized an Origin-Destination analysis to capture:

  • O-D pairs up to 350 miles apart
  • long-distance trips broken up by multiple trip stops 
  • air travel O-D pairs

See the analysis that Steer then applied to other rail projects elsewhere in the U.S.

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