Passenger count information is needed by transportation planners and transit management to determine total transportation system requirements based on projected passenger movement throughout the transit network. This report, Volume I, contains the results of an evaluation of three commercial transit-line passenger counter systems for use in transit buses, namely: Dynamic Controls, Inc.; Dyniman, Inc.; and International Pro-data Corporation. (One counter incorporated treadle mats at each door step, and the other two counters incorporated infrared beams established across each doorway.) The evaluation was conducted to assess the potential performance of these systems for use as part of the Multi-User (Automatic Vehicle Monitoring) System. It involved three phases: (1) controlled testing of each candidate's counting accuracy under laboratory conditions; (2) simultaneous field testing of all three candidates on a transit bus during normal in-service operation; and (3) simultaneous environmental testing of the three candidates' sensors. The evaluation results indicated that the passenger counter which incorporated treadle mats operated by the pressure of passengers' feet, exhibited slightly superior counting performance under virtually all test conditions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-294200.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Gould Information Identification Incorporated

    Fort Worth, TX  United States 

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Balaram, A
    • Gruver, G
    • Thomas, H
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 78 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197646
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-78-54 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1237
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1981 12:00AM