Task Order 6401
Transit Operations Research
Efficient Deployment of Advanced Public Transportation Systems (EDAPTS) Cost/Benefit Evaluation
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
California Polytechnic State University, Pomona
Research Engineer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
The EDAPTS transit management system has several benefits, but a cost-benefit ratio has not been created that warrants widespread commercialization and deployment of the system. There is limited data on the benefits of EDAPTS to operators, riders, and San Luis Obispo Transit, so this project seeks to accrue that data.
There are five tasks involved in this project. The first task is to conduct a literature review on cost-benefit studies and evaluations of transit systems similar to EDAPTS. The second task is to determine the cost and benefit measures of performance for EDAPTS including intangible and tangible measures of the perspectives of dispatchers, drivers, operators, and riders. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly Pomona are responsible for this task. The third task is to collect cost data and estimate costs for EDAPTS, including maintenance and operational costs, system costs, and user costs. The fourth task is to collect benefit data and estimate benefits for EDAPTS. The fifth and final task is to conduct a cost-benefit analysis, with both costs and benefits quantified and summarized. Ratio changes to this analysis due to systematic alterations in operational parameters will also be included.
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