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Transit Service Reliability: Analyzing Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) Data for On-Time Performance and Identifying Conditions Leading to Service Degradation Final

Transit agencies are increasingly using AVL data to support key performance indicators, for responding to service complaints, or for reviewing and improving the quality of service. The main objective of this study was to investigate the use of AVL data for improving transit service reliability: 1) improving

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Guidebooks for Estimating Total Transit Usage through Extrapolating Incomplete Counts

This report provides guidance for transit agencies to estimate transit usage for reporting to the National Transit Database (NTD) when their counting procedure that is designed to perform full counts misses some trips. Transit usage refers to unlinked passenger trips (UPT), passenger miles traveled (PMT), and average

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Estimating Ridership of Rural Demand-Response Transit Services for the General Public

The objective of this study is to develop a model for estimating demand for rural demand-response transit services for the general public. Lack of data for demand-response service characteristics and geographic coverage has limited the development of such models. This study developed two models for estimating demand.

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Workforce Development and Succession Planning to Prepare the Rural Transit Industry for the Future

As America’s transportation workforce continues to age, there is an increased need to invest in workforce development to combat the impending retirement tsunami. This is especially true within the small urban and rural transit industry. A literature review showed that 63 percent of U.S. transit workers are

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Ongoing Evaluation of Alternatively Fueled Buses

The goal of this project is to continue collecting and reporting data on the performance and costs of alternatively fueled public transit vehicles in Florida in a consistent manner. Over the course of this project, researchers sent repeated data requests to all fixed route transit agencies in

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