The document consists of evaluation guidelines for planning, implementing, and reporting the findings of the evaluation of Service and Methods Demonstration (SMD) projects sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA). The objective of these guidelines is to foster consistency of evaluation philosophy and techniques, and comparability of results so as to improve the output of the UMTA demonstration program. In addition to describing procedures for developing and executing the evaluation of SMD projects, this document contains background information the SMD Program, a general discussion of the demonstration evaluation process, and appendixes on survey techniques and statistical methodology. Although these guidelines were prepared specifically for use in evaluating SMD projects, their potential applicability covers the evaluation of any type of transit innovation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with CACI, Inc., Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Heaton, C
    • McCall, C
    • Waksman, R
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 187 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133313
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-76-8 Final Rpt., UMTAMA-06-0049-76-16
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1981 12:00AM