EVALUATION OF FIXED ROUTE TRANSIT SERVICE PERFORMANCE: THE METHODOLOGY AND APPLICATION OF THE TRANSIT ROUTE EVALUATION PLANNING PACKAGE (TREPP)

This manual complements a computerized simulation software package (TREPP) which was developed to organize and generate information needs required in transit planning projects. In this manual, the basis of TREPP analysis is set forth. An articularted impact taxonomy of transit service options based on a systems analysis paradigm is constructed. In addition, the terminology of TREPP analysis is defined, and the problem of transport systems analysis is palaced within the TREPP context. The need for a disaggregate or behavioral based evaluation process is indicated, and the idea of a user-based construct which complements existing planning paradigms is forwarded. The output of TREPP is presented, and an introductory overview of the TREPP algorithim is provided with special emphasis on data requirements. The manaul also describes the application of TREPP; the measures generated by TREPP are operationalized in terms of efficiency, effectiveness, adequacy and equity indicators. TREPP's analytical framework begins by defining a study region in terms of (a) the transit network and operating policy, (b) the quantity and distribution of urban activities, and (c) its socio-economic profile. The evaluative framework of TREPP adopts a particular zone within the region. Its transit service is measured and evaluated in terms of the input and output dimensions of service, and the access of opportunity provided by the interaction of the transit service with the land distribution. Access opportunity is measured in terms of the cummulative number of urban opportunities available within specified impedance intervals.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    Institute of Urban and Regional Research
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242
  • Authors:
    • Siegel, S M
    • Milione, V
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 66 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Report No. 49
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1981 12:00AM