Operational performance measures of a transit system are often best expressed in terms of the passenger. These include measures of productivity per passenger trip or per passenger mile, measures of crowding or seat capacity, and measures of on-time performance or schedule adherence. At the Bay Area Rapid Transit, detailed operational data are available daily as a by-product of automation, which saves considerable manual data collection. A computer program to use these data to produce operational performance measures is described. The program runs daily to allow schedulers to allocate vehicles accurately, which yields energy and maintenance savings, and for ongoing analysis of delays. Passenger-based delay measures are produced that have hitherto been unavailable.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References;
  • Pagination: pp 23-28
  • Monograph Title: Transit research developments
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451172
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309038014
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM