The Transit Reliability Information Program (TRIP) is a government initiated program to assist the transit industry in satisfying its need for transit reliability information. TRIP provides this assistance through the operation of a national reliability Data Bank. This Data Bank collects, stores, and analyzes data that is generated by transit operators 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 document is a summary of the accomplishments of TRIP Phase I along with the results achieved and conclusions reached during the initial phase of TRIP. It summarizes the design development and subsequent operation of the Experimental Data Bank (EDB) that was implemented for the purpose of evaluating and refining the design concepts of the (full-scale) TRIP Data Bank. TRIP has been designed as a 3-phase program. Phase I consists of: 1) definition and scoping of the functional and operational requirements of the TRIP Data Bank; 2) design, implementation, operation, and enhancement of a rail rapid vehicle EDB for the purpose of evaluating the design concepts of the (full-scale) TRIP Data Bank on a prototype scale; and 3) design, implementation, operation, and enhancement of an EDB for buses. Phase II will merge the two EDBs into a single data bank and expand the scope of the data bank to include all aspects of the vehicles involved. Phase III will expand the TRIP Data Bank to include other classes of equipment. (UMTA)

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    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:
    • Limpert, S B
    • Schweiger, Carol L
    • Silvia, P J
  • Publication Date: 1981-6

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  • Pagination: 80 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00341516
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: MA-06-0060
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0060-81-2Final Rpt., DOT-TSC-UMTA-81-25
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1559
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1981 12:00AM