InTransit: Processing and Analyzing Transit Service Data with the Macintosh

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by Geoff Slater, CTPS, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation III

Abstract: InTransit is a database application based on 4th Dimension designed to facilitate the data processing and analysis phases. InTransit, in its present form, can process both ridecheck and passenger survey data. Available reports based on ridecheck data include total ridership (expanded or unexpanded), ridership at specific stops, load profiles, trip summaries, vehicle running times and schedule adherence by route segment, and summaries of ridership and schedule adherence by vehicle trip. Survey data reports include fare type, access and egress modes, transfers, origin and destination towns, trip purpose, transit usage, transit dependency, and user attitudes. Data can be input directly or imported in text, SYLK, DIF or 4D format. InTransit will run on any Macintosh Plus, Macintosh SE or Macintosh II/IIcx/IIx with a hard drive. The amount of data that can be stored is dependent upon the computer's RAM and available disk space. Additional aspects of the subject are discussed.

Subject Headings: Data processing | Data analysis | Computer software | Geomatic surveys | Ridership | Vehicle loads | Travel patterns | Computer analysis |

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