THE DEVELOPMENT OF MEASURES OF SERVICE AVAILABILITY. VOLUME II: TASK TECHNICAL REPORTS

The study (a part of UMTA's Automatic Guideway Transit Technology program) is aimed at developing a set of measures for "service availability" which will be meaningful, readily understandable, and acceptable to transit operators, suppliers, and interested Government agencies. Service availability is defined in a generic sense as a measure of the impingement of equipment failures on the operation of a transit system as perceived by the users and operators. The first task of the study was an in-depth review of existing literature dealing directly or indirectly with the generic subject of service availability. The purpose of this document is to report the results of this task. In this task, over 100 papers, textbooks, and symposium proceedings were reviewed. The Appendix is a bibliography of material reviewed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also RRIS 11 197361; Bulletin 7902. Also available in set of 3 reports PC E08, PB-294 803-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  USA  43201

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Leis, R D
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 190 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197363
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0048-78-3Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1283
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM