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.
- Sponsored in part by Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Washington, D.C.
National Bureau of StandardsApplied Mathematics Division
Washington, DC USA 20234
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Shier, D R
- GILSINN, J F
- Publication Date: 1977-6
- Pagination: 112 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Automated vehicle control; Automation; Benefit cost analysis; Computer programming; Computer programs; Consumers; Economic models; Equipment; Information systems; Land use; Level of service; Mathematical models; Personnel; Public transit; Queuing theory; Routing; Telephone; Urban areas; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Models; Services
- Old TRIS Terms: Automated transit system; Queueing theory
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Economics; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Society;
- 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