Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Problems. Topic SA-18. Passenger Counting Systems

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><font size="3"> </font></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; LETTER-SPACING: -0.1pt"><font size="3">TCRP Synthesis 29, published in 1998, summarized information from selected transit agencies about benefits and problems associated with various passenger counting technologies, as reported by users.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>It provided advice for agencies considering APC systems.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Much has changed since then.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>An information update is needed. </font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; LETTER-SPACING: -0.1pt"><font size="3">Better technology for counting boardings and alightings, improved reliability for location detection (e.g. GPS), together with improved processing technology have entered the passenger counting marketplace since the last synthesis. These improvements have occurred in APCs, fare collection systems, GIS, etc.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Over the past ten years, the usefulness of the data has become more important to the agency as a whole.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span></font></span><font size="3"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; LETTER-SPACING: -0.1pt">A synthesis documenting current analytical tools and technologies for measuring transit ridership and other subsidiary data is needed.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>It will </span><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'CG Times'">document the state-of-the-practice, focusing </span><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; LETTER-SPACING: -0.1pt">on successful examples of non-manual passenger counting systems.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span></span></font></p>

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $30000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-07, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

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

    Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis

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

    Vlasak, Donna

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Alabama, Huntsville

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Huntsville, AL  United States  35899
  • Principal Investigators:

    Boyle, Daniel

  • Start Date: 20081001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20081001
  • Source Data: RiP Project 15455

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462753
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-07, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:09PM