For this first trip, I took notes on the number of passengers. The table below shows the "load factor" of the buses I rode as I made a trip to work during a workday morning.
For the advocacy of this blog here are some of the observations I was interested in during this journey:
- Is the rear door and rear area of the public transit buses adaptable freight carts?
- Do the SamTrans buses board wheelchairs?
- How busy is the bus driver?
- What is the level of time and destination automation being used on the buses?
- Are there active advertising signs inside the bus?
- Are there any clues to the potential for making the bus an autonomous vehicle?
Definitions: Time = clock time. On = count of people who board Off = count of people who get off Riders = count of riders including the observer Seats = count of seats Load factor = riders (up to this stop) / seats. Minutes = interval between rows.
|3/16/2010 bus trip home to work|
|6:00||0:09||Arrive at bus stop|
|6:03||1||8||39||0:03||Bus 294 arrive|
|6:11||1||1||8||39||0.21||0:08||Stop on 92 near Peets|
|6:18||3||11||39||0.21||0:07||Main x Kelly HMB loop|
|6:36||1||10||39||0.28||0:18||92 x Alameda de las Pulgas|
|6:38||1||9||39||0.26||0:02||Near high school|
|6:44||8||0||39||0.21||0:03||End El Camino Real x 31st|
|6:45||12||39||0:01||Board 390 Southbound|
|7:03||1||17||39||0.46||0:01||End bus ride ECR x Brewster|
|7:11||0:03||Arrive at work|
|1:20||total trip time|