The purpose of the study is to develop a comprehensive statistically-based data collection manual that will enable transit operators to collect passenger-related data in a cost-effective manner which maximizes the usefulness of the overall data base. This first interim report presents the results of the first two tasks of the study, which were to identify current data collection techniques and data requirements. These two closely related tasks were conducted in parallel through three major activities: (1) a literature review; (2) a review of material collected by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and the Tidewater Transportation Commission in Norfolk, Virginia in a study for UMTA, focusing on service evaluation techniques; and (3) discussions with forty-one transit properties in the United States and Canada.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with ATE Management and Service Co. Inc., Cincinnati, OH.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Multisystems, Incorporated

    1050 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02138

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Flusberg, M
    • Kruger, J A
    • Curry, J
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 86 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313627
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-09-9008-79-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-09-9008
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 2002 12:00AM