Subjects addressed:Inventory and Condition Assessment, Maintenance and Preservation, Performance Measurement and Management
Topics addressed:Analytical Tools and Models, Guidance/Lessons Learned
Asset types addressed:Other Modes, Transit
DetailTitle: The Relationship Between Transit Asset Condition and Service Quality (TCRP Report 198)
Resource type: Research Report
Year published: 2018
TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Research Report 198: The Relationship Between Transit Asset Condition and Service Quality documents the development of a quantitative method for characterizing service quality and demonstrates how this quantitative measure varies with changes in asset condition. It provides guidance on how asset condition and transit service quality relate in terms of investment prioritization.
Three Excel spreadsheets–a simplified Effective Journey Time (EJT) Calculator, a comprehensive EJT Calculator, and a worked example demonstrating the use of the comprehensive EJT Calculator—provide quantitative methods. Transit agencies may use this report and tools to better manage existing transit capital assets and make more efficient and effective investment decisions.