APPLICATION OF GUIDELINES FOR IMPROVING TRANSIT SERVICE AND OPERATING EFFICIENCY

Considerable public funds are being allocated for transit operations, and a method is needed to ensure improved quality of transit service and increased efficiency of operations. Operating guidelines and standards developed in Pennsylvania specify elements of service, such as speed, reliability, capacity, and comfort, that must be provided under different conditions. Transit agencies are also required to improve public information, undertake marketing, and collect technical, operating, and financial data and submit them to the state transportation department on a regular basis. The department uses the data to evaluate operations of each agency and bases distribution of funds among the applicants on their compliance with the guidelines. The department also provides all applicants with professional assistance for improvement of operations. Administrative and policy considerations are briefly discussed.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 66-72
  • Monograph Title: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ISSUES
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023645
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 522
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1981 12:00AM