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PEAK (PEAK PERIOD, RUSH HOURS)

1. The period during which the maximum amount of travel occurs. It may be specified as the morning (a.m.) or afternoon or evening (p.m.) peak. 2. The period when demand for transportation service is heaviest. The peak is 6 to…

PEAK HOUR LOAD – A.M. OR P. M.

The 60- minute period during an average weekday when the total estimated number of people travel past a specific point in one direction on a specific route. The A.M. or P.M. peaks are in the morning or afternoon when demand…

PEAK PERIOD

The period during which the maximum amount of travel occurs. It may be specified as the morning (AM) or afternoon or evening (PM) peak

PEAK SERVICE

Service during peak periods, usually involving the largest number of transit units (vehicles or trains) in operation at the same time. (TRB)

PEAK-HOUR FACTOR (PEAK-HOUR CONVERSION FACTOR)

The ratio of the volume during the peak hour to the maximum rate of flow during a selected period within the peak hour. (TRB)

PEAK-HOUR-ONLY ENTRANCE

An entrance to a station which is open only during rush hours in the morning and evening.

PEAK/BASE RATIO (PEAK OFF/PEAK RATIO)

1. The ratio between the number of vehicles operating in passenger service during the peak hours and that during the base period. 2. The ratio between the number of passengers carried during the peak hours and that during the base…

PEDESTRIAN ASSIST TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

A system of moving walkways or other devices designed to aid pedestrian movement. (TRB)

PEDESTRIAN PRIORITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

Metro’s Program of projects designed to enhance the pedestrian environment throughout Los Angeles County by developing safe, connected walking environments to promote non-motorized transport options.