Fleet-Net® for Windows Product of Avail Technologies, Inc.
Revenue Ridership Overview
The Revenue / Ridership module allows users to collect data pertaining to passenger statistics. This would include number or passengers, types of passengers, calculated values for fares etc. Miles and hours statistics are also tracked. Revenue & Ridership provides some of the data elements required to prepare various NTD reports.
The Fast Stats portion allows a user to interface to an automated fare box system. The interface takes place during the GFI Statistics Update.
The Revenue & Ridership module is contingent on having driver runs created. There are two main methods for creating runs within Fleet-Net so that they can be accessed by the Revenue & Ridership module.
One method involves having the Public Schedules & Fast Cut modules in place. These two modules are used to create driver run assignments which can then be assessed by the Revenue & Ridership module.
The second method is for those properties that did not purchase the Public Schedules & Fast Cut modules. All runs must first be created via the Modify/Add Schedule Master within the Revenue & Ridership module for the current signup in order to build the template from which the Revenue & Ridership will pull data pertaining to a day’s run assignments.
Once it has been established how the runs will be created the next thing to consider is how the passenger data will be entered into the system. Once again there are two methods for entering passenger data.
The first method is an option if there are automated fare boxes on the buses (GFI). The data can be imported from the automated fare box system into Fleet-Net’s Revenue & Ridership module using the GFI Statistics
Update option. Currently, Fleet-Net will support GFI versions 4, 6 and 7. Each of these versions creates a comma separated value (CSV) file that is used by the GFI Statistics Update option to import the statistics relating to passengers contained within the CSV file into the RR module. No manual data entry is required of the user with the exception of correcting errors that may have come across from the CSV file. Examples of errors that require correction would be incorrect run number entered by the driver.
The second method requires the user to manually enter the passenger statistics directly into Revenue & Ridership module via the Modify Revenue & Ridership Statistics option. This method usually requires drivers to manually tabulate the passengers boarding the bus on some sort of hard copy. The user in charge of Revenue & Ridership is then required to enter the data listed on the card into the Modify Revenue & Ridership Statistics option
Before either of the above mentioned methods can be used, several codes and parameters will need to be established and setup. Refer to the System Requirements section of this manual to begin setup of Revenue & Ridership.
Once data has been entered and updated reports can be written to extract any information found within the historical statistics area. Information such a passengers per fare type, miles per route & deadhead/revenue hours can be obtained from the Revenue & Ridership module from various report that exist such a Daily Route Summary, Daily Trip Audit Report. Once a monthly update has been executed then reports such as Comparative Analysis and Route Analysis Listing can be executed.
User Guide Contents
- REVENUE & RIDERSHIP 6
- SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS 7
- CYCLES AND CHECKLISTS 7
- SET UP REVENUE AND RIDERSHIP CHECKLIST 7
- SET UP PARAMETERS CHECKLIST 7
- STANDARD COLLECTIONS CYCLE 8
- GFI STATISTICS COLLECTION CYCLE 9
- SETUP REVENUE AND RIDERSHIP 10
- EDIT SIGN-UPS 10
- EDIT DIVISION 11
- EDIT SERVICE 11
- EDIT ROUTES 12
- EDIT DIRECTIONS 12
- PARAMETERS / SPECIAL ROUTINES 13
- ADD/MODIFY MODE OF SERVICE 14
- ADD/ MODIFY TIME CLASSIFICATIONS 15
- ADD/MODIFY FARE TYPES 16
- FAREBOX FARESET SETUP 17
- ADD / MODIFY LATE CODES 18
- ADD/ MODIFY SCHEDULE MASTER 18
- DUPLICATE SCHEDULE MASTER 19
- DUPLICATE TRIP STATS 20
- EDIT MISC CODES 21
- EXPENSE ALLOCATIONS 22
- GL EXPENSE INTERFACE 22
- GL INTERFACE 23
- MODIFY ALLOCATION STATS 24
- FINANCIAL TOTAL COST 25
- COLLECTION METHODS 25
- BUILD DAILY TRIPS FROM SCHEDULE MASTER 26
- BUILD DAILY TRIPS FROM FAST CUT BY RUN/BLOCK 27
- GFI STATISTICS UPDATE 28
- Import Trips 29
- Display Trips 29
- Validate Trips 30
- Update Trips 31
- Error Log 31
- Missed Trips 33
- Fare box Trips 33
- Delete Trips 34
- MODIFY REVENUE & RIDERSHIP STATS 34
- DAILY ROUTE SUMMARY 36
- DAILY TRIP AUDIT REPORT 39
- UPDATE STATISTICS TO HISTORY 40
- DELETE BUILT TRIPS ENTRIES BY DATE 41
- HISTORICAL STATISTICS 41
- MODIFY FARE HISTORY STATS 42
- MODIFY MILES AND HOURS STATS 42
- MODIFY MODE HISTORY STATS 43
- MODIFY FINANCIAL TOTAL COST HISTORY 43
- RECALCULATE PREVIOUSLY UPDATED STATISTICS 43
- REPORTS 44
- COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS 44
- ROUTE ANALYSIS LISTING FORM 46
- SCHEDULE MASTER LISTING FORM 47
- ROUTE TOTALS BY TIME PERIOD 48