Date: January 25, 2018
Presenter: Dr. Anson Stewart
Project Lead for Analysis and Research at Conveyal
The purpose of public transport is to provide access to opportunities, such as destinations where employment, health care, and other services are located. Accessibility metrics combine transport and land-use data, making them holistic characterizations of metropolitan regions that are appealing from a policy perspective. Yet typical accessibility-based characterizations of public transport networks, such as the number of jobs reachable within 1 hour from given locations, are calculated using deterministic travel times between origins and destinations.