ESTIMATING THE LABOR SAVINGS IN A DUAL-MODE TRANSIT SYSTEM

Dual-mode transit systems will be less labor intensive than nonautomated bus operations because a large percentage of the average trip will be made on an automated guideway. The theoretical labor saving is given by the ratio (on-guideway travel time)/(total travel time), but the practical saving will be somewhat lower because of unavoidable inefficiencies of vehicle and driver scheduling. To determine the practical saving achievable, data from the 1971 Milwaukee Country Dual-Mode Systems Study were used as input to computer programs to cut and schedule runs to produce driver schedules consistent with vehicle schedules and labor agreement requirements. A practical saving of 58 percent could be obtainable for a case in which the theoretical saving was 66 percent. /Author/

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    • Nussbaum, Ernest
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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Pagination: p 37
  • Monograph Title: Dual-mode transportation
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  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM