This report describes the implementation of a statistically defined survey technique for collecting vehicle classification and occupancy data in the Atlanta region. The paper describes the results of a stratified, areawide survey for collecting passenger occupancy rates. The potential movement of people provided by the capacity of our roadway system is virtually an untapped resource, according to the data collected for this study. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, efforts are being made to improve the usefulness of passenger vehicles through current programs that include vanpooling, ride-sharing programs, and park-and-ride lots. The success of these ventures, which are likely to become more significant in the future, can be measured by a dependable vehicle-occupancy monitoring program. This research has proved that the Guide for Estimating Urban Vehicle Classification and Occupancy provides a statistically acceptable method to measure vehicle occupancy rates. The minimum sample requirement for determining occupancy rates by area and facility type is desirable for an annual program of this nature. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 27-32
  • Monograph Title: Transportation information systems: applications and uses
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334218
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031249
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM