An automatic passenger counting system at a small transit property

dc.contributor.authorLeón Izeppi, Edgar David deen
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen
dc.description.abstractThis thesis describes the work done on the first phase of the implementation of an Automatic Passenger Counting (APC) system at the Roanoke Valley-Metro transit property. The primary objective of the first phase of this project was to create a software program to decode, edit, analyze and store the data from the APC. The second phase of the project will make reports by aggregating data from the work done in the first phase. The basis for efficient management of operations in transit properties is having accurate and reliable information on transit ridership, fare revenue, and schedule adherence for individual routes and for the transit system as a whole. Data from passenger counts are used to identify peak load points and quantify service demands. Fare revenue data are needed to analyze the systems productivity, and the time checks are essential to monitor and control the scheduling activities. The actual data collection efforts at Valley-Metro have proven to be obsolete, unreliable and very expensive. The new APC system offers the management at Valley-Metro with a new and powerful tool that will enhance their capability to make better decisions when allocating the service needs.en
dc.format.extentix, 150 leavesen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 12937114en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1985.L466en
dc.subject.lcshUrban transportation -- Passenger trafficen
dc.subject.lcshLocal transit -- Virginia -- Roanoke -- Equipment and suppliesen
dc.subject.lcshLocal transit -- Virginia -- Roanoke -- Data processingen
dc.titleAn automatic passenger counting system at a small transit propertyen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten Engineeringen Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
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