This study develops comprehensive, statistically-based data collection programs that will enable transit operators to collect in a cost-effective manner the passenger-related operations data that they need. The various stages of such a collection program from a baseline data collection phase through a plan for monitoring and updating the data are described. Part I, the first 7 chapters, provides a framework for the step-by-step program design procedures which are presented in an instruction/example format in Part II (Chapters 8 and 9). Topics of the Chapters: 1. Introduction; 2. Service-related data needs of typical transit system; 3. Data collection techniques; 4. Overview of the process of designing a data collection program; 5. The competing forces behind a need for sampling; 6. Tables and formulas for determining sample size necessary to achieve a desired accuracy level; 7. Design of sampling plans to meet a given set of sampling requirements; 8. Overall design procedure for a data collection program from the baseline phase through the monitoring and updating; 9. Procedure of scheduling checkers and other data collection activities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report, a major revision of the 1981 report, Bus Transit Monitoring Manual, is intended to replace the earlier work. Testing of the original assumptions has led to simplification of some of the recommended procedures and techniques.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Multisystems, Incorporated

    1050 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02138

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Planning, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1985-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 275 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00452518
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-I-85-38, UMTA-IT-09-9008-85-1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2003 12:00AM