Bus Stop Accessibility Analaysis (2014)

In 2013 Bannock Transportation Planning Organization (BTPO) in cooperation with Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT) and many other community groups updated the Public Transportation Human Service Coordinated Plan (PTHSCP) which outlines the issues and strategies in providing public transportation to low income, the elderly, and person with disabilities. That plan identified six potential gaps in public transportation service which could impact the targeted populations.  One of the six was spatial gaps which include lack of coverage by fixed transit routes or the location of existing bus stops. It was observed that the existing transit routes provided coverage to a large percentage of the population but that percentage was reduced when only the population served by an actual transit stop was considered to have access. For example a 1/3 miles circular buffer around the Route A serves 24,467 people in 2010 while a 1/3 mile walking distance buffer around the existing bus stops on Route A only serves 19,032 people or 77 percent of the route buffer. The purpose of Bus Stop Accessibility Analysis is to determine if relocation or location of additional bus stops can improve accessibility to the fixed route system by the general public and specifically elderly, low income, and disabled populations.

Pocatello Regional Transit Bus Stop Accessibility Analysis(PDF 17m)

Pocatello Regional Transit Bus Stop Accessibility Analysis document (PDF 4.5m)

Pocatello Regional Transit Bus Stop Accessibility Analysis Appendix (PDF 12m)