This report which evaluates existing and proposed transit systems identifies definitional, institutional, and technical difficulties associated with developing Transit Performance Measures (TPM's) for use in evaluating public transit service. A survey is made of contemporary evaluation process and their purposes. The procedures used by the Division of Mass Transportation of the California Department of Transportation in developing its list of TPM's and methods for developing performance standards are described. The necessity for linking TPM's to funding strategies is also discussed. The report recommends that further refinement and verification of the research methodology used in this research project is needed. It is pointed out that if public transit service evaluation can be developed effectively, it will greatly enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of public transit service.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Department of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Division of Mass Transportation, 5900 Folsom Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95807
  • Authors:
    • Fuller, E
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 115 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300362
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-CA-09-8001-79-1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: CA-09-8001
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1981 12:00AM