Increase frequency of bus service during extreme cold periods

Hazards
Assets
Measure Type
Gray Engineering vs Nature Based Solutions

Details

Increase bus frequency, particularly along high-ridership routes, to reduce waiting time. Determine appropriate temperature thresholds to increase frequency, while accounting for staff and vehicle availability and roadway conditions.

Capital Cost

Moderate – cost of running buses and labor costs

Operations & Maintenance

Moderate

Effectiveness

Moderate – increased frequency would reduce wait times and mitigate passenger exposure to extreme cold

Flexibility

Moderate – although frequency of bus routes could be adjusted as needed, limitations to staff/bus availability may make it difficult to scale this measure up or down

Barriers to Implementation

Staffing/vehicle availability (DCPT does not have many spare buses or drivers in the fleet); increased labor costs; hazardous weather conditions may impact roadway safety and/or prevent DCPT from increasing bus frequency

Equity

Ensure bus frequency is equitably adjusted based on greatest need and across equity areas

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