BUS TRANSIT MONITORING STUDY: DATA REQUIREMENTS AND COLLECTION TECHNIQUES
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.
- Prepared in cooperation with ATE Management and Service Co. Inc., Cincinnati, OH.
Multisystems, Incorporated1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA United States 02138
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Flusberg, M
- Kruger, J A
- Curry, J
- Publication Date: 1979-4
- Pagination: 86 p.
- TRT Terms: Buses; Data collection; Interviewing; Management; Planning; Specifications; Surveys; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Requirement; Systems management
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation;
- 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