Impact of weather on transit ridership in Chicago, Illinois

Zhan Guo, Nigel H M Wilson, Adam Rahbee

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Abstract

This paper explores the weather-ridership relationship and its potential applications in transit operations and planning. Using the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) in Illinois as a case study, the paper investigates the impact of Ave weather elements (temperature, rain, snow, wind, and fog) on daily bus and rail ridership and variation across modes, day types, and seasons. The resulting relationships are applied to the CTA ridership trend analysis, showing how preliminary findings may change after controlling for weather. The paper emphasizes the importance of having a theoretical framework encompassing weather and travel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransit Marketing, Bus, and Paratransit
Pages3-10
Number of pages8
Edition2034
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

Publication series

NameTransportation Research Record
Number2034
ISSN (Print)03611981

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  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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Guo, Z., Wilson, N. H. M., & Rahbee, A. (2007). Impact of weather on transit ridership in Chicago, Illinois. In Transit Marketing, Bus, and Paratransit (2034 ed., pp. 3-10). (Transportation Research Record; No. 2034). https://doi.org/10.3141/2034-01

Impact of weather on transit ridership in Chicago, Illinois. / Guo, Zhan; Wilson, Nigel H M; Rahbee, Adam.

Transit Marketing, Bus, and Paratransit. 2034. ed. 2007. p. 3-10 (Transportation Research Record; No. 2034).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Guo, Z, Wilson, NHM & Rahbee, A 2007, Impact of weather on transit ridership in Chicago, Illinois. in Transit Marketing, Bus, and Paratransit. 2034 edn, Transportation Research Record, no. 2034, pp. 3-10. https://doi.org/10.3141/2034-01
Guo Z, Wilson NHM, Rahbee A. Impact of weather on transit ridership in Chicago, Illinois. In Transit Marketing, Bus, and Paratransit. 2034 ed. 2007. p. 3-10. (Transportation Research Record; 2034). https://doi.org/10.3141/2034-01
Guo, Zhan ; Wilson, Nigel H M ; Rahbee, Adam. / Impact of weather on transit ridership in Chicago, Illinois. Transit Marketing, Bus, and Paratransit. 2034. ed. 2007. pp. 3-10 (Transportation Research Record; 2034).
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