Category Archives: calculations

>Bus On-time performance statistics at Metro

> Every month, Metro’s customer service committee looks at a presentation on operating statistics, which includes a chart showing the latest bus “on-time performance” percentage.  Usually, the number is around 73-75% and reflects the number of buses that arrive within … Continue reading

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>Long-term Trends in Metro fares and Budget

> Metrorail fares increased recently in 2003, 2004 and in 2008.  What used to cost $1.10 now costs $1.65.  What’s going on?  Are Metrorail fares growing too fast?  Or is Unsuckdcmetro.com right, and the fares haven’t gone up enough compared … Continue reading

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>According to the Illinois legislature, carbon reduction is worth $400-700 per ton

> Mother Jones publishes this article, which analyzes the cost/benefit of a new “Clean Coal” project in Illinois.  The project is based on a state requirement for “clean” energy, and costs $0.20 per kWh compared to $0.11 per kWh on … Continue reading

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>Starting New Parking Survey

> I’m starting a new parking survey of the 500-700 blocks of M Street SE, right near where I work.  My goal for the survey is to find out when the peak of parking demand is for these spaces.  My … Continue reading

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>Metro’s "Worst Performing" Bus Lines: How reliable are they?

> In an earlier post, I took a look at WMATA’s Metrobus performance data for 2007.  In it, Metro highlights the "worst performing" lines based on ridership and financial performance data.  The criteria for good performance are: More than 300 … Continue reading

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>Mount Pleasant 1D05 Parking Supply Estimate

> As part of the debate over Washington, DC’s resident permit parking program, the issue of maximum allowable permits came up during the recent Performance Parking Hearing chaired by Councilmember Graham.  I decided to take a look at a typical … Continue reading

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>My estimates on number of Metro transit passes were not too bad

> Earlier this year, I estimated the number of transit passes sold by WMATA.  This week, WMATA published their estimate (see page 15).  Here they are:   My Estimate WMATA Report Short Rail Pass 2,433 per week 1,800-2,100 per week … Continue reading

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