As microcomputers become increasingly popular, rural transportation operators are anxious to know if microcomputers can improve their current bookkeeping and operational analysis techniques. Present methods used by most of these operations are typically manual or performed by a mainframe computer through timesharing or consulting contractual arrangements. A few operations have experimented with minicomputers or microcomputers. Primary objectives of a recently conducted study were to investigate and evaluate commercially available data base management software, adapt the most suitable software to a current operation in middle Tennessee, and develop a systematic and rather self-explanatory package of software and accompanying instructions to simplify management analysis procedures and generation of reports. One of the most significant contributions of this research will be the transferability of study results. The transportation management program described has contributed to the development of a more generic version that can be used by a large number of other rural transportation operations across the country.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 61-64
  • Monograph Title: Advances in bus service planning practices
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00454957
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309038235
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1986 12:00AM