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dc.contributor.supervisor Johnson, Dan L.
dc.contributor.author Watson, Stephnie
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-26T18:43:19Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-26T18:43:19Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5091
dc.description.abstract I completed two research projects for this thesis. The first research project examined fuel efficiency and vehicle emission differences between Lethbridge Transit’s hybrid and diesel buses. The second research project examined the actual vs potential utilization of the Lethbridge Transit system. I compared the City of Lethbridge hybrid buses against their diesel counterparts, as well as to the STURAA standards to assess fuel efficiency and vehicle emissions. The results were comparable with STURAA and the hybrid did perform better than the diesel. The key factors affecting utilization of the transit system are identifying the users, their location, and improving transit efficiency across large areas with low density. Lethbridge user qualities and quantities were not well known until the implementation of the Breeze Card data system. By conducting a hot spot analysis using the Breeze Card data, along with city age demographics, areas of high or low efficiency were identified
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science)
dc.subject Buses -- Fuel consumption
dc.subject Local transit -- Alberta -- Lethbridge
dc.subject Local transit -- Research -- Alberta -- Lethbridge
dc.subject Local transit accessibility -- Alberta -- Lethbridge
dc.subject Buses -- Motors -- Exhaust gas -- Environmental aspects -- Alberta -- Lethbridge
dc.subject Transportation -- Energy conservation -- Alberta -- Lethbridge
dc.subject hybrid and diesel transit buses
dc.subject small city transit planning
dc.subject small city transit utilization
dc.subject transit bus fuel efficiency
dc.subject transit bus vehicle emissions
dc.subject transit efficiency
dc.title Analysis of operational data from the Lethbridge Transit System with respect to the environment, population, and spatial context en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.type Dataset
dc.publisher.department Department of Geography
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0768
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes
dc.embargo No en_US


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