Title

Passenger Counting Technologies and Procedures

Authors

D. K. Boyle

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

1998

Subject Area

economics - benefits

Keywords

Benefits, Data collection, Data processing, Methodology, Passenger counting, Problem identification, Resource requirements, Resource utilization, Ridership, Technology

Abstract

This synthesis will be of interest to transit agency general managers, their planning and scheduling, operations and maintenance, computer services, and budget and finance staffs, as well as to technology providers. It summarizes information from selected transit agencies about benefits and problems associated with each passenger counting technology, as reported by current users. It also presents advice for agencies considering each technology. Issues considered deal with data collection methodology, data processing, end uses of ridership data, organizational responsibilities, and resource requirements.

Rights

Permission to link to report given by TRB