Use of a Schedule and Runcut Simulator

by Rob Fellows, Microsoft Corp, Redmond, WA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation II


The development of a computer program which simulates the transit scheduling and runcutting processes is discussed. The program, called OCRS, was developed for the Multi-Corridor Project at Metro Transit in Seattle, Washington during late 1985 and early 1986. Operator and coach requirements, as well as hours and miles of bus operation, were generated for each of the long range service options under study. Outputs from the OCRS program were used as inputs to an operations and maintenance cost model, also developed at Metro. This paper discusses the reasons OCRS was developed and its context in the cost estimating process. The inputs, process and results of the program are described.

Subject Headings: Computer models | Benefit cost ratios | Subways | Project management | Buses | Maintenance and operation | Financial management | Simulation models | Washington | United States | Seattle

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