Home Skip to main content

Research Reports
Report Details

Title:An Evaluation Guidebook for Rural and Small Urban Transportation Systems in the Mountain-Plains Region
Authors:John Bitzan and Jill Hough
University:North Dakota State University
Publication Date:Sep 1994
Report #:MPC-94-36
Project #:MPC-039
TRID #:00669030
Keywords:guides to information, performance evaluations, rural transit, urban transit
Type:Research Report – MPC Publications


No performance evaluation guidebook existed for rural and small urban transit systems. Therefore, this guidebook is designed to provide transit operators with a tool for evaluating their system's performance. Each transit operator can measure their system's performance against other similar systems in the Mountain-Plains Region. Within the guidebook, recommended performance measures are provided, along with explanations of each, and formulas for converting raw data elements into the performance measures. Furthermore, target ranges for performance measures of peer groups are provided, along with an explanation of how to evaluate performance and some remedies for poor performance.

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050