PROCEEDINGS OF THE WORKSHOP ON MICROCOMPUTERS IN TRANSIT: ISSUES AND DIRECTIONS, AIRLIE HOUSE, VIRGINIA, NOVEMBER 4-6, 1984. SMALL TRANSIT SYSTEMS: BENEFITS ADD IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES

While proper application of automated systems can contribute to solution of some of the management problems of the transit industry, there is fully as much need for them on a small operation as on a large system. Managers recognizing this problem and turning to the microcomputer as a potential solution often have encountered resistance at the local level. Some managers have been successful in applications such as budget development and monitoring, vehicle-history record keeping, financial accounting and payroll, parts inventory, revenue and ridership accounting, vehicle maintenance management and word processing. Transit personnel are discovering that many smaller manual tasks may easily be converted to microcomputers. These can include elderly/handicapped and school pass accounting, accident data recording and analysis, personnel records, training records, cash flow management and various other functions. Benefits for the transit properties involved in using microcomputers have not been very well documented. There is, however, an appreciation that the availability of more data and its analysis more than offsets any increased costs incurred.

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  • Pagination: p. 36-39
  • Monograph Title: PROCEEDINGS OF THE WORKSHOP ON MICROCOMPUTERS IN TRANSIT: ISSUES AND DIRECTIONS, AIRLIE HOUSE, VIRGINIA, NOVEMBER 4-6, 1984

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  • Accession Number: 00399754
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1985 12:00AM