SIMPLIFIED AIDS FOR TRANSPORTATION ANALYSIS: TRANSIT ROUTE EVALUATION. VOLUME 4

This is one of a series of six reports describing simplified aids to improve transportation decisions without resorting to computers or extensive data collection. The analytical aid presented in this report provides one method for evaluating individual transit routes for a fixed-route, fixed-schedule urban transit system. Individual transit system routes are evaluated semiannually, based on a comparison of nine performance factors with established route standards set for each factor. Input data used in the evaluation are recorded on a semiannual basis, and scores are computed for each of the nine performance factors for each route according to an evaluation score algorithm. Scores are then added for each route, and routes are ranked by their total evaluation score. The results of the evaluation are used as the basis for route refinement and modification decisions. The report points out that the evaluation procedure is best applied in systems whose overall ridership is growing. Stable or declining ridership conditions would not be satisfactorily treated by this procedure. Also, because the intent of this report is to provide a simplified analysis aid, modifications, embellishments, and improvements to the suggested procedure are encouraged if local data or previous analyses suggest more appropriate methods. (UMTA)

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    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302255
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: IT-06-9020
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-9020-79-4Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-50021
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1981 12:00AM