i guess there are diverging views on this but is there a non-govt organization that has data or recommendations (existing municipal examples) on the amount frequency/coverage of transit based on a given areas density that would actually encourage much more regular ridership?
while i lived in reno nv, an area with slightly less density than Raleigh i believe, (and when combined with adjacent sparks nv, about 350k people) most routes were 30 min frequency, peak on most routes was 15 minutes and a rapid-lite route on one path every 10 to 12 minutes (an extended articulated bus). most routes seemed to run to midnight or so. far flung ones stopped earlier and some ran later. thx