Scheduling is identified as the one area that has perhaps the greatest potential for improving productivity. This article discusses the run cutting and scheduling (RUCUS) package of computer programs which allows schedule makers to improve the efficiency of the scheduling process and, in some cases, reduce the total cost of operating the transit system. Scheduling problems, background and history are covered, as well as the federal perspective, an overall assessment, implementation issues and future developments. The article is based on information from four surveys and site visits to five properties. The site visits included the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, Seattle Metro, the Metropolitan Transportation (Minneapolis/St. Paul), the Toronto Transit Commission, and the Mass Transit Administration of Maryland (Baltimore). The most beneficial components of the package include the runs, data management, and report generation components; the spin-off applications such as computer-oriented timetables and UMTA Section 15 reports can also be valuable.

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  • Accession Number: 00189835
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1981 12:00AM