ERIC Number: ED093082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
A Pilot Test To Improve School Bus Routes and Time Schedules. A Report.
Ronchetti, Thomas R.; And Others
This publication contains an encapsulated report on a 1973 pilot project on computer aided bus routing and scheduling involving 22 diversified school districts of New Jersey. Called Transportation Information Planning Service (TRIPS), the project sought to develop and subject to initial test a man-machine system that would offer optimum latitude in tailoring services to satisfy the particular needs of individual school districts, while at the same time taking the best possible advantage of the potential benefits of the large-scale computer. Project success was measured in terms of the safety, effectiveness, and economy of operation. The pilot study showed the major beneficiaries of the system to be the transportation supervisors in the respective local school districts. It also demonstrated the practical viability of an ongoing working relationship between the local transportation supervisor and his or her staff on the one hand, and on the other, transportation and computer specialists from a large and diversified service agency. A list of references is provided. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.