COST/BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF AUTOMATED TRANSIT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

This report discusses the costs and benefits associated with automating the route-finding portion of a telephone transit information system. The various costs of implementing such a system are categorized and compared with those of a manual system over an appropriate time span using a present value approach. A queueing model, described in the report, is used for computing manpower requirements of the two systems, manual and automated. Outputs of the queueing model for a wide range of input parameters are tabulated in an appendix. Benefits from automating transit information route-finding are discussed, and measures of performance improvement available as output from the queueing model are provided.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Standards

    Applied Mathematics Division
    Washington, DC  USA  20234

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Shier, D R
    • GILSINN, J F
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 112 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159321
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NBSIR-77-1253 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1981 12:00AM