This manual is intended to be a fundamental reference document for public transit practitioners and policy makers. The manual contains background, statistics, and graphics providing orientation to the various types of public transportation, and it introduces a new framework for measuring transit availability and quality of service from the passenger point of view. The manual contains quantitative techniques for calculating the capacity of bus and rail transit services, terminals, and platforms. Sample problems are included. This First Edition of the Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual (TCQSM) is a start toward providing the transportation industry with a transit companion to the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM). Material in this document that is relevant to traffic engineers will be included in the "Highway Capacity Manual 2000" (to be issued on CD-ROM in the year 2000). The Transportation Research Board has established a Task Force on Transit Capacity and Quality of Service, A1E53, that will be responsible for the long term development and evolution of the manual.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This manual is also available on CD-ROM CRP-CD-2.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20418

    Kittelson and Associates, Incorporated

    610 SW Alder Street, Suite 700
    Portland, OR  United States  97205
  • Publication Date: 1999-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 426 p.
  • Serial:
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00765986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TCRP Project A-15,, Contractor Final Report
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 22 2003 12:00AM