Refugee Transit Demand Estimation
“How can cities estimate how an influx of refugees will affect transit demand?”
During times of crisis, cities may receive an influx of refugees. This can swell the population, many of whom may need to rely on transit. So how can cities estimate how estimate its impact on transit demand? Well, let’s use our scientific mindsets to find out. We know that refugees may be placed in certain sections of the city. We also can estimate people may arrive given an event. So what if we were to take our existing transit demand models and plug in where these people might land? This is how we can go about Refugee Transit Demand Estimation.