Maximum load data are important indicators of transit route performance and are widely used in service planning. Maximum load data for the routes of the San Diego Transit Corporation were analyzed to provide an idea of the characteristics of such data and the range and patterns of variation they display. Major goals were to determine the general characteristics of the data, to analyze relationships between ridership and maximum loads, to compare variations in peak load factors among routes, and to compare successive data sets for the same route to assess the stability of the data over time. The most important characteristics of the San Diego data appear to be their overall variability and the high degree of randomness they display, the wide variation among routes in relationship between ridership and maximum loads, the relative stability over time of overall distributions of maximum loads and peak load factors, and the apparent instability of the exact times of day at which fluctuations in maximum loads occur.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-8
  • Monograph Title: Advances in bus service planning practices
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00454949
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309038235
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1986 12:00AM