TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 135: Controlling System Costs: Basic and Advanced Scheduling Manuals and Contemporary Issues in Transit Scheduling explores information on available scheduling tools and techniques and their capabilities. Also, the report provides guidance to transit agencies on a variety of scheduling issues typically faced in a transit operating environment.
TCRP Report 135 is an update to TCRP Report 30: Transit Scheduling: Basic and Advanced Manuals and addresses contemporary issues in transit scheduling. The appendixes to TCRP Report 135 were published as TCRP Web-Only Document 45: Appendixes to TCRP Report 135: Controlling System Costs: Basic and Advanced Scheduling Manuals and Contemporary Issues in Transit Scheduling.
An interactive scheduling manual is available as an ISO image. Links to the ISO image and instructions for burning a CD-ROM from an ISO image are provided below. Once a CD-ROM has been made with the ISO image, open the folder on the CD-ROM called Interactive Scheduling Manual and click on Transit_Scheduling_Lessons.pps.
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2009. Controlling System Costs: Basic and Advanced Scheduling Manuals and Contemporary Issues in Transit Scheduling. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/14257.
|Chapter 1 - Introduction to the Transit Scheduling Manual||6-10|
|Chapter 2 - Inputs to the Scheduling Process||11-31|
|Chapter 3 - Schedule Building||32-118|
|Chapter 4 - Schedule Blocking||119-205|
|Chapter 5 - Runcutting||206-298|
|Chapter 6 - Rostering||299-353|
|Chapter 7 - Rail Scheduling||354-380|
|Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications||396-396|
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