This report presents the efforts of a research project on efficiency problems of urban public transportation systems (UPTS). Three test regions were selected in an effort to discover, clarify, and understand the efficiency relationships within UPTS. The test regions vary from a small one-mode region to a large multimode region. The UPTS are first divided into three major system components i.e. primary services, support functions, and the network. Then each system is divided by mode, and each component by each distinct function carried within the system component. The inputs to the system are also divided by type, i.e. labor, capital, and energy, and according to the contributor i.e. the operator, the direct user, the society at large, and the government at all levels. Input units are also traced in terms of many costs (Fiscal Inputs Matrix) and physical units (Physical Inputs Matrix). System outputs are also separated by the receiver and the nature of the outputs. Efficiency analysis is then explored in a hierarchical manner exploring three types of relationships, i.e. system inputs vs. system outputs; component inputs vs. component inputs; and component outputs vs. component outputs. Efficiency indicators are then discussed as to the type of useful service they may offer in various types of efficiency analysis problems. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

    Transportation Studies Center, 3400 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19104
  • Authors:
    • Tomazinis, A R
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 299 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163559
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TST-77-47 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-50228
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1982 12:00AM