STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF STAGGERED WORK HOURS ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION COSTS AND SERVICE LEVELS: PHASE I, CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY
This report gives details of the loading standards, the percentage of pasengers staggered, temporal parameters, cost criteria, the data collection and modification, and the calculations employed in this study. Three levels of loadings per vehicle were selected to represent the range of loading applicable to CTA during peak hours. Three staggering assumptions and 3 alternative staggering patterns were evaluated. The methodology involved 3 phases: data collection and modification, i.e., the translation of CTA scheduling data into the form necessary for use in this study; calculations, i.e. the application of percentages of passengers shifted under various loading standards in order to arrive at the difference in the number of vehicles needed; and analysis, the process of translating the differences in vehicles into operating and capital costs and benefits. It is shown that in all uses sof staggering under loading conditions of 70 passengers per bus and 90 passengers per transit car, there is a cost saving for CTA which increases with increased staggering. The 60 passengers per bus and 70 passengers per car are standards which best fulfill the joint objectives of staggered work hours, cost saving and improved level of service.
Northeastern Illinois Regional Transportation Authority300 North State Street
Chicago, IL United States 60610
- Zimring, M
- Publication Date: 1975-12
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 25 p.
- TRT Terms: Economics; Level of service; Peak periods; Public transit; Staggered work hours; Transportation
- Subject Areas: Economics; Planning and Forecasting; Society; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00149498
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Rept. No. TR-75-05
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 31 1981 12:00AM