ECONOMIC AND POLICY CONSIDERATIONS OF ADVANCED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS (APTS): BACKGROUND AND REVIEW OF EVALUATION APPROACHES

Advanced Public Transportation Systems (APTS) are advanced navigation and communication technologies that are used in all aspects of public transportation. These include the application of advanced electronic technologies to the deployment and operation of high-occupancy, shared-ride vehicles, conventional buses, rail vehicles, and the entire range of para-transit vehicles. Three basic APTS subsystems are available for deployment in support of transit travelers and operations. These include Smart Traveler technology, Smart Vehicle technology, and Smart Intermodal Systems. This report provides documentation of APTS technologies and reviews the approaches used in evaluation. The IVHS (ITS) literature concerning evaluation of operational tests, shows that evaluation plans generally consist of two components: measures of effectiveness (MOEs) and an evaluation technology. Various lessons have been learned from this research effort. These lessons highlight the need for modifications in the approaches that are represented in this research. Modifications that will improve the accuracy, reliability, and usefulness of these approaches are encouraged. Perhaps the most significant lesson learned from this research effort is the need for further development in the area of subjective evaluation or cost-benefit analysis (CBA).

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of South Florida, Tampa

    Center for Urban Transportation Research, 4202 East Fowler Avenue
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620-5375

    Research and Special Programs Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hill, E T
  • Publication Date: 1994-10

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00672181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NUTI93USF5.1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 1995 12:00AM