Operating Policies for Improved Transit Productivity

This project will demonstrate an efficient use of a commercially available computer software scheduling package (PASS) for making informed policy decisions on operational strategies by transit managers. In addition, it will produce guidelines showing the service, cost, productivity tradeoffs for chosen strategies. Data from Tulsa and Winston-Salem will be collected and employed to evaluate operating policies. A parametricl analysis of each operating policy will be performed with emphasis on the system's productivity. Results on cost estimates for each change in the operating policy will be produced and analyzed. Based on results, guidelines for implementing operational policies for different types of systems and their impacts on cost, productivity, and passenger convenience will be developed.