The study was undertaken for the calibration and analysis of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) passenger data to be used as an input to the main operational performance simulation model that is being developed. A survey was made of the number of passengers using the Highland Branch of the MBTA Green Line. All of the PCC streetcars on that line were to be replaced by new light rail vehicles within the year. Analysis of the data confirmed a "market share" theory for the stations and suggested that fairly sparse sampling could yield estimates of total passenger movement acceptable at the 90 percent confidence level.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB82-101825.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Research, Development and Demonstration
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kwok, B S
    • Jordon, L M
  • Publication Date: 1981-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00346105
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-80-45 Final Rpt., UMTA-MA-06-0074-81-2
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1982 12:00AM