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RIDE QUALITY

A measure of the comfort level experienced by a passenger in a moving vehicle, including the vibration intensity and frequency, accelerations (longitudinal, transverse, and vertical), jerk pitch, yaw, and roll. (TRB)

RIDE THE CUSHIONS

An operator riding to his assignments on a regular service bus.

RIDEMATCHING

The function of identifying and matching commuters with similar travel patterns for the purpose of identifying prospective carpoolers, vanpoolers, or subscription bus riders. (APTA)

RIDER

1. A passenger on any revenue service vehicle; also known as a patron. 2. In government reporting, someone making an unlinked trip. (TRB)

RIDER, CAPTIVE TRANSIT (TRANSIT DEPENDENT,

A person who does not have a private vehicle available or cannot drive (for any reason) and who must use transit to make the desired trip. (TRB)

RIDERS’ GROUP

Riders who have a common origin and destination or some demographic variable in common and travel together in the same vehicle. (TRB)

RIDERSHIP

The number of persons using the transit system within any given time period.

RIDESHARING

A fund used to account ridesharing contributions for various local governments. Resources are currently used to fund California Ride Share and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) projects. More generically, any alternative to the single occupant vehicle. (Ridesharing examples: Carpools, vanpools, transit,…