Measuring route passenger load diversity for capacity and quality of service assessment

Bunker, Jonathan M. (2016) Measuring route passenger load diversity for capacity and quality of service assessment. In Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting, 10-14 January 2016, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C..

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Abstract

This poster introduces Passenger Relative Load Factor for a route or individual bus service as a capacity and quality of service measure, distinguishing it from Occupancy Load Factor.

It introduces Load Diversity Coefficient as the ratio of Passenger Relative Load Factor to Occupancy Load Factor, and relates Load Diversity Coefficient to Coefficient of Variation in Occupancy Load Factor.

It qualifies the operator’s and passengers’ perspectives of load factor based on Coefficient of Variation in Occupancy Load Factor along a route.

A case study using weekday Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) data on a premium bus line in Brisbane, Australia illustrates the methodology.

The compendium paper also qualifies the operator’s and passengers’ perspectives of these load factors along with Passengers’ Average Travel Time for capacity and quality of service assessment.

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ID Code: 92023
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: transit, bus route, capacity, quality of service, load factor, passenger, operator
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 The Author
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Deposited On: 19 Jan 2016 22:28
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2016 22:28

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