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Dr. Matthew Volovski
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Demand for vehicle and public transportation systems continues to increase in and around major urban centers. This increase is especially pronounced during the morning and evening commutes and is further complicated by the complex spatial interactions that influence the variation in system demand. In an effort to help agencies better understand this variability and develop better demand forecasts this research investigated the underlying factors impacting public transportation ridership regardless of transit mode, then uses this insight to estimate specific models to help forecast changes in subway ridership.