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.


    • English


    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $73823.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      Project J-04, IDEA 2

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Transit Cooperative Research Program

      Transportation Research Board
      500 Fifth Street, NW
      Washington, DC    20001
    • Project Managers:

      Parker, Stephan

    • Performing Organizations:

      SYSTAN, Incorporated

      343 Second Street, P.O. Box U
      Los Altos, CA  United States  94022
    • Principal Investigators:

      Lave, Roy

    • Start Date: 20000517
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20030531
    • Source Data: RiP Project 2755

    Subject/Index Terms

    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459628
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transit Cooperative Research Program
    • Contract Numbers: Project J-04, IDEA 2
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:07PM