GIS for Transportation Corridor Planning
West Corridor
Zach Van Gemert
• Born and Raised in Denver, CO.
• Education in Land Use/GIS
• Employed at RTD for 11+ years
– Systems support for Call-n-Ride, GIS, INIT, Ridecheck Plus, Trapeze
Regional Transportation District (
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Service Area
– Population: 2.8 million
– Area: 2,340 square miles
– 40 municipalities, 6 counties plus 2 city/county jurisdictions
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Services
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Fixed routes: 133
Bus Stops: 9,504
Park-n-Rides: 77 with 31,049 parking spaces
Special Services
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Access-a-Ride
BroncosRide
BuffRide
Call-n-Ride
RockiesRide
Ridership
– 2012: 328,109 average weekday boardings
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Vehicles
– Bus: 998
– Light Rail: 172
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West Corridor Details
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12.1 mile Light Rail Line through the cities of Denver, Lakewood and Golden
11 new Light Rail Stations
6 new Park-n-Rides
5 new Fixed Routes
3 new Call-n-Rides
Initial GIS Data Provided by Consultant
– Included potential fixed route lines, Light Rail stations, Park-n-Rides and Call-n-Ride
(demand/response) polygons
The West Corridor
Public Information
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Board of Directors
• Service Plan
‒ Overall and Subsections
• Decision Making
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Budget
Customer Interactions
Frequency
Ontime Performance
Politics
Ridership
Access-a-Ride (ADA)
• Scope of Customer Impact
• Customer Education
‒ In or Out?
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Home Address
Trips in Last Year
‒ Alternatives
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Call-n-Ride
Demographic
Analysis
“Polygon Overlay Tool”
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Special Services
– Call-n-Ride
• Employment
• Population
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Marketing
– Stations
• Population
within Walk
Distance
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Title VI
– Counts and
Densities
• Households
• Low Income
Households
• Minority
Population
• Population
AutoCAD Data
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Georeferencing Tools
– Control Points
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Geocode Stops
– Data Quality: within
20ft
FTA - Title VI Compliance
• Title VI
‒ Low Income
Population
Density
‒ Minority
Population
Density
Marketing
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Light Rail Buffers
Non-English Speakers
System Plan for
Brochures
Route Maps
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Public Schedules
Shelterboards
Trailblazer (RTD Bible)
Website
Sales
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Pass Pricing
T.I.C.
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Bus Stops in Call-n-Rides
Summary
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RTD reliance on GIS
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Board of Directors
Bus Operations
Civil Rights
Communications
Customers
Marketing
Sales
Service Development
Special Services
Contact
[email protected]
www.rtd-denver.com
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GIS for Transportation Corridor Planning RTD West Corridor