AN ANALYSIS OF TRANSIT PERFORMANCE MEASURES USED IN NEW YORK STATE

A recent NYSDOT study developed transit performance measures to be applied to the full range of the state's transit operations. This paper expands on this initial effort by examining: (1) factors which affect the fifteen performance measures previously developed; (2) the interrelationships between measures; (3) the ability of the measures to describe changes in operator performance; and, (4) the feasibility of using multimodal measures. The results of this analysis show that the fifteen performance measures were not highly intercorrelated or innfluenced by the component variables used to compute them. The levels of a number of measures did not significantly differ between service types, suggesting use in multimodal performance evaluations. A preliminary review of second year's performance levels reveals the usefulness of the measures as a diagnostic tool to identify possible operator performance problems. Future year's operator levels with be monitored to chart industry changes and identify the need to modify the Department's "acceptable" and "desirable" attainment levels. (Author)

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00329511
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM