Computerization of Transit Performance Evaluatio

by Jennifer M. Ward, Virginia Transportation Research, Council, Charlottesville, VA, USA,
Michael J. Demetsky, Virginia Transportation Research, Council, Charlottesville, VA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation II


The Virginia Transit Performance Evaluation Package (VATPEP) has reduced the state's effort in processing information for its annual report on public transportation from over 1000 manhours to less than 500 manhours. The computerization of the Virginia Performance Evaluation System provides a general model for the automation of transit performance at the property and state levels. This paper describes the stages in this evaluation system: the collection and validation of input data, the evaluation of performance, and reporting. The system was programmed using Turbo Pascal and graphics for the Annual Report are generated using Lotus 1-2-3 on an IBM compatible computer. This performance evaluation module provides more than 50 different performance indicators and ratios which are converted to scores to expedite review.

Subject Headings: Computing in civil engineering | Computer models | Automated transit systems | Information management | Data collection | Public information programs | Validation | Graphic methods | Virginia | United States

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