The first stage of the development is described of an automatic, low-cost and reliable device to count exiting and entering bus passengers. This technical report describes the 5 counting techniques (Automatic Switch Company, ASC); Honeywell; ProData; Scope; Vitro), the field test program, and the preliminary economic feasibility analysis. It was found that ASCO tended to overcount, the Honeywell and ProData generally undercounted both boarding and alighting passenger movements, Scope overcounted boarding and undercounted alighting movements, and Vitro undercounted both boarding and alighting movements. The economic analysis at two transit properties showed that substitution of mechanical counting methods for the present manual methods is feasible. The cost associated with the mechanical method appears to be less than the projected savings. Such equipment would enable operators to make more frequent counts to tailor service to demand and thus for greater operating efficiency.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Financed in part through a grant from DOT, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

    225 Park Avenue South, 18th Floor
    New York, NY  United States  10003-1604
  • Authors:
    • Carlson, S L
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 156 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164028
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proj No IT-090023/37Final Rpt., TS A510 (7150)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM