The B.C. Ferry Corporation is most interested in the time spent at ferry terminals by vehicles waiting times. Knowledge of vehicle waiting times provides a direct measure of the quality of service. Understanding the patterns and variations in waiting times provides important information for evaluating operating alternatives such as different sailing schedules. This study was undertaken to measure a representative sample of Route #1 and #2 vehicle waiting times at the four major terminals operated by the B.C. Ferry Corporation and to analyze them with a view to identifying underlying patterns, relationships and variations. Specific objectives were to determine: average waiting times of Route #1 and #2 vehicles at each of the four major terminals for a sample of days reflecting different traffic conditions; differences in waiting times at different times of the day and for different types of vehicles; variations in waiting times and the nature of the underlying statistical distributions; relationships which may exist between waiting times and other variables and which may be useful for estimating waiting times in future; whether it is possible to monitor waiting times on an on-going basis using a mechanical traffic recorder.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for British Columbia Ferry Corporation, Victoria, B.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    BC Research

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  • Publication Date: 1978-11

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  • Accession Number: 00188821
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: BC Research
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 5-03-655
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1981 12:00AM