TRANSIT PERFORMANCE MEASURES: THEIR SIGNIFICANCE IN LOCAL FUNDING ALLOCATION

Transit performance measures (TPM's) are the values of variables associated with transit performance, with respect to the vehicle, the service, use of the service, the costs of the service, and the social, economic and environmental impacts of the various elements of the physical systems. Urban transportation issues of interest in this study relate to the subvention of tax monies, whether state or federally collected. The main problem addressed is the development of meaningful TPM's for funding allocation. Other problems deal with difficulties in the use of TPM's, once evolved. This report should interest policy-makers dealing with the subvention of funds to local transit properties. A case study (CalTrans) is presented that provides a pragmatic feedback to the TPM evaluation presented. The report concludes that the utility of TPM's has been overestimated, particularly with regard to their use in allocating funds to individual transit properties.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Urban Transportation Program
    Seattle, WA  USA  98195

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Drosdat, H A
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 196 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169784
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-WA-11-0005-78-2Thesis, RR-77-12
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1981 12:00AM