A transit system may include groups of lines that have unique cost factors, most often due to the use of specific vehicle types or operating companies. Specific vehicle types (e.g., 40’, 60’, cutaways) or operations from third-parties are the reason. We want to reflect these situations accurately, so you can now to represent vehicle types and operating companies in your Remix plans! This provides further precision in estimating costs and new ways to represent your system in Remix.
With this update, expect your cost estimates to improve when you’re working with multiple lines with unique cost factors in a map. As a bonus, when calculating the vehicle count for the whole map, Remix will specifically “interline” lines with identical vehicle types and/or operating companies assigned to them.
Note: This change will not affect any of your existing maps. Costing updates will only occur once you take action to set up and assign vehicle types and/or operating companies to lines.
For the last point, you can send this information to your Customer Success Manager and he or she will make it accessible to all users at your agency.
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When planned well, flexible mobility programs, like paratransit, demand response, shared on-demand, or microtransit services, can support broader city goals of increasing access and decreasing congestion.