Category: Rail Operations_Planning_Bus Operations

BUNCHING

With transit units, a situation that occurs when passenger demand is high and dwell times at stops are longer than scheduled, and platoons of transit units (vehicles or trains) develop, with longer intervals between platoons. The same effect (one transit…

BUS/RAIL INTERFACE

The integration of bus and rail services at rail stations. More generally, the integration of transit that travels in or crosses a rail corridor.

CAPACITY RESTRAINT TRIP ASSIGNMENT

An iterative process by which the volume allocated to a route is compared with the capacity of that route and the speed of the route is adjusted accordingly to reflect its characteristics of speed, volume, and density. New minimum time…

CHECK

In transit operations, a record of the passenger volume on all transit units that pass a specific location or time point (also known as a Passenger Riding Count or Check), the actual time the unit passes it (also known as…

CHECK RIDE

In transit operations, a ride on which an observer checks the operator’s skills, abilities, and compliance with rules and standard operating procedures. (TRB)

CHECKER

In transit operations, a person who observes and records passenger counts, timing, speeds, vehicle counts, schedule adherence, or other data useful in transit planning and scheduling. The position may be further specified as Schedule Maker, Traffic Checker, and so on.…

COMMISSION HOURS

Daily periods when customer transit use is the highest, typically 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Also see Rush hour, Peak period.