A PARTIAL BUS PATRONAGE COMPOSITION SURVEY
This study was designed to: expose the students to an established method of bus usage data collection; assess the capability of first-semester juniors to conduct such counts accurately; obtain data that could be used as a rough check of the factors in current use; and provide a first-level approximation of bus usage by handicapped pass holders. A mathematical formulation of the method used for the estimation of the total ridership and its composition is presented. The details of the study are given. The survey developed additional factors corresponding to transferring revenue passengers, handicapped riders and other non-revenue users. The usefulness of the information that may be derived from patronage composition surveys supports a recommendation to study the feasibility of installing a strategic number of fareboxes equipped with special counters. The implementation of these instruments would require the cooperation of bus drivers.
University of Hawaii, HonoluluCivil Engineering Transportation Program
Honolulu, HI USA 96822
- Papacostas, C S
- Gordon, L
- Publication Date: 1978-9
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 44 p.
- TRT Terms: Bus transportation; Data collection; Fare collection; Free fares; Highway planning; Public transit; Revenues; Ridership; Surveys; Transfers
- Old TRIS Terms: Free transportation; Transferring
- Subject Areas: Finance; Highways; Motor Carriers; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00188453
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 12 1981 12:00AM