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Passenger Service Time in a no Fare Bus System

Zografos, Konstantinos and Levinson, Herbert (1986) Passenger Service Time in a no Fare Bus System. Transportation Research Record, 1051. pp. 42-48. ISSN 0361-1981

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Abstract

Passenger service times for a no-fare bus system are examined to show how the service time per boarding passenger varies with the size of the boarding group and the number of passengers already on the bus. These relationships are developed for two different occupancy conditions: (a) when the number of passengers on the bus before reaching a stop is less than or equal to the seating capacity of the bus (about 30), and (b) when the number of passengers on board is greater than the seating capacity of the bus (over 30). Simple and multiple regression analyses were performed to examine the effects of bus occupancy and the rank of boarding passengers on the service time per passenger. Both factors were found to influence passenger boarding times. When the number of passengers on the bus exceeded the seating capacity, the service time was more than 2 sec per passenger. When the number of passengers already on the bus was less than the seating capacity, the service time was approximately 2 sec per passenger. The difference in service times stems from the crowded conditions that result when the seating capacity of the bus is exceeded and standing passengers are jostling for position.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Transportation Research Record
Uncontrolled Keywords: Boarding; Buses; Free fares; Multiple regression analysis; Passenger volume; Service time; Vehicle capacity
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Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Management Science
ID Code: 86572
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 01 Jun 2017 14:34
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2017 07:22
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/86572

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