This National Transit Institute (NTI) course will delve into the Simplified Trips-on-Project Software package, or STOPS, for transit ridership forecasting. FTA developed the course to provide training on STOPS and its usefulness in transit project planning. The course is intended for travel forecasters who are looking to understand STOPS in detail and become proficient in various applications.
FTA released STOPS in September 2013 as an optional ridership-forecasting method for sponsors of New Starts and Small Starts projects. The updated version of the course offered through NTI will feature STOPS version 2.01, scheduled for release in summer 2017, as the basis for examples, illustrations, and workshops.
The three-day course covers:
- How STOPS works
- How to use STOPS for individual projects
- How to use STOPS forecasts to prepare a narrative about the benefits of transit projects
Presenters include Bill Woodford from RSG Inc., and Jeff Roux and Jim Ryan from FTA. $550 for contractors, consultants, and non-USA transportation or government agencies; free for all others.