Stochastic analysis of transit route segments' passenger load variation for capacity & quality of service assessment

Bunker, Jonathan M. (2015) Stochastic analysis of transit route segments' passenger load variation for capacity & quality of service assessment. In Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting, 11-15 January 2015, Washington, D.C.


This study uses weekday Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) data on a premium bus line in Brisbane, Australia

•Stochastic analysis is compared to peak hour factor (PHF) analysis for insight into passenger loading variability

•Hourly design load factor (e.g. 88th percentile) is found to be a useful method of modeling a segment’s passenger demand time-history across a study weekday, for capacity and QoS assessment

•Hourly coefficient of variation of load factor is found to be a useful QoS and operational assessment measure, particularly through its relationship with hourly average load factor, and with design load factor

•An assessment table based on hourly coefficient of variation of load factor is developed from the case study

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ID Code: 80283
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: No
Keywords: transit, quality of service, load factor, peak hour factor
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 the author
Deposited On: 19 Jan 2015 06:30
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2015 06:30

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