Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
©2019 Andrea Amaya
Existing literature indicates that weather impacts demand for different modes of transportation; however, there are no studies analyzing weather’s impact on micro transits, an emerging mode of transportation. Accordingly, I conduct a case study on a micro transit firm located in the Bay Area of California. Using ridership data with 22,500 observations from AC Transit Flex and hourly weather data, I regress AC Transit Flex’s ridership on hourly weather, holding other factors constant. I also analyze the impact the introduction of AC Transit Flex has on its surrounding BART stations. I find that precipitation and temperature has a statistically significant impact on ridership as travelers are less likely to use AC Flex when it rains. The results also suggest that AC Flex rides does significantly impact BART ridership.
Amaya, Andrea, "Analysis of Micro Transit Demand Determinants and Effectiveness" (2020). CMC Senior Theses. 2310.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.