A COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR THE ANALYSIS OF WAITING TIME SURVEY DATA

This paper describes a computer program developed at the Traffic and Transport Survey division, PWD, Hong Kong. It begins with a brief review of methods used in the study of delays experienced by pedestrians at the kerbside, waiting times of bus passengers at a bus stop or those of vehicles at a vehicular ferry concourse. The tedious data analysis work has prompted the development of a computer program which, in addition to simplifying data analysis, helps to extract as much information as possible from the survey data. The input data include the numbers of bus passengers waiting at the commencement and the end of the survey, the numbers of passengers arriving or departing (by bus or otherwise) in subsequent specified short intervals. Assuming a proper queue formation, the computer evaluates the statistical distribution of passenger waiting times and presents the information in a histogram in bar chart form. (A) /TRRL/

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    Whitehall Technical Press Limited

    Wrotham Place
    Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent ME14 1PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Nip, K F
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 22-24
  • Serial:
    • Highway Engineer
    • Volume: 22
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: Whitehall Press Limited
    • ISSN: 0306-6452

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132237
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1981 12:00AM