EVALUATION OF PASSENGER SERVICE TIMES FOR STREET TRANSIT SYSTEMS

The time required for passengers to board and alight from transit vehicles can play a significant role in the determination of realistic transit schedules and berth requirements for intermodal transfer facilities. This paper investigates the effects on passenger service time of various vehicles, different methods of fare collection, combinations of boarding and alighting through the front and rear doors, and time. The method of least squares is used to analyze and develop equations to predict passenger service time when the number of passengers boarding and alighting is known. Peak-period service time requirements were similar for a.m. and p.m. The exact-fare method of fare collection provided for faster passenger service times than did the conventional cash-and-change method. Trolleybuses with double doors had faster service times than did those with single doors. In addition, intercity passenger service times were found to be greater than those for local transit service.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 13-20
  • Monograph Title: INTERMODAL TRANSFER FACILITIES
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00265305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309022983
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1981 12:00AM