Many transit operators have a need for an evaluation system which can measure existing service performance. To assist these operators, UMTA has been funding, through its Section 8 Technical Studies Program, local studies in service evaluations. The purpose of these studies is to evaluate existing transit service and to develop recommendations and plans for service improvements. This document summarizes the local evaluation study of the transit service provided by the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The purpose of the study was to review and evaluate the current transit services provided by the BRTA and to develop recommendations for service modifications which utilize low cost techniques to improve operating effectiveness. In this study, emphasis is on the three new routes in Pittsfield, the overall fare structure, and the priority locations for bus stop shelters. To collect the necessary information for this evaluation, a loading survey was conducted. This survey provided information on maximum loading, hourly ridership, passenger miles of travel and average trip length by route. The report serves as an excellent example of service evaluation within a small transit system.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Berkshire County Regional Planning Commission

    10 Fenn Street
    Pittsfield, MA  United States  01201

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Cook, C W
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

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  • Pagination: 145 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318195
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-09-0050-80-1
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM