This document provides guidelines for participation in the Transit Reliability Information Program (TRIP). TRIP is a government-initiated program designed to assist the transit industry in satisfying its need for transit equipment reliability data. TRIP provides this assistance through the operation of a national Data Bank. The primary purpose of the TRIP Data Bank is to provide a computer-based system for the collection, analysis, and reporting of reliability information on transit equipment. This information is generated by transit operations during the course of revenue service operation and equipment maintenance. The results of the periodic analyses of the stored data are distributed to TRIP participants and users. This report has been prepared as a "User's Manual" for the TRIP Data Bank. It is designed to familiarize prospective participants and users of TRIP with the operation, capabilities, and use of the Data Bank. As a Participants Guidelines, this report describes the role of a data source, the types of data and information solicited for input to the Data Bank, recommended procedures for submitting data, the types of routine reports produced by the Data Bank, and the types of special reports and services that can be provided by the Data Bank to individual users. Ultimately, TRIP will encompass all classes of transit equipment, including, for example, rail rapid vehicles; track and structures; wayside ATO/ATC; transit buses; automatic fare collection, etc. The development of the Data Bank is being accomplished through an approach of phased implementation. Also, these Guidelines will be periodically revised and updated to reflect improvements in the TRIP Data Bank and experience gained by the transit industry as a result of TRIP. (UMTA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dynamics Research Corporation

    60 Concord Street
    Wilmington, MA  United States  01887

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Silvia, P J
  • Publication Date: 1981-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 156 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00335708
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0060-81-1Final Rpt., DOT-TSC-UMTA-81-5
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1559
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM