DRAWBACKS INHERENT IN CURRENTLY USED MEASURES OF MASS TRANSIT PERFORMANCE
The paper examines weakness and biases inherent in certain measures of urban mass transit performance. The concepts of effectiveness and efficiency in transit are discussed, and the shortcomings of some currently used effectiveness ratios are examined. It is noted that many of the effectiveness measures should more properly be classified as efficiency measures. Weaknesses of certain efficiency measures are also examined. The performance measures examined are cost per passenger, passengers per bus hour, vehicle miles per operator, and cost per vehicle hour.
- Prepared in cooperation with Indiana Univ. Northwest, Gary.
University of Nebraska, LincolnDepartment of Civil Engineering, Nebraska Hall
Lincoln, NE United States 68588-0531
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Barnum, D T
- Gleason, J M
- Publication Date: 1980-5
- Pagination: 19 p.
- TRT Terms: Cost effectiveness; Cost estimating; Economic efficiency; Estimates; Measures of effectiveness; Operating costs; Performance; Productivity; Public transit; Revenues; Transportation planning; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness; Efficiency; Performance indicators
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Economics; Finance; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00326378
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NE-11-0002 Spec Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 30 1981 12:00AM