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Performance Dashboard: February 2014

A snapshot of ridership, cost per ride, on-time performance, revenues and collisions

Updated monthly, this dashboard provides a snapshot of TriMet's financial and operating performance. These key indicators help us identify trends and measure our efficiency and effectiveness. We plan to expand this tool over time, so let us know how we can make it more useful for you.

Ridership  |  Efficiency  |  Budget  |  Safety

Ridership

Weekly Boarding Rides

Weekly Boarding Rides - MAX and Bus chart

 

Weekly Boarding Rides - LIFT and WES chart

These graphs show the total weekly boarding rides taken on buses, MAX Light Rail, WES Commuter Rail and LIFT Paratransit Service, including transfers. If a rider takes two buses to get to work, it counts as two boarding rides.

 

Efficiency

Operating Cost per Ride

Operating Costs per Ride chart

This graph shows the direct cost of providing a ride on TriMet. Operating costs include the labor, energy and supplies requiredMore to provide service on the street and to maintain vehicles and facilities. If extra costs are incurred to add service, and ridership increases proportionally more than costs, the cost per ride will decline (even though total costs are increasing). Conversely, if ridership increases less than costs, the cost per ride will go up. Definitions: "Frequent Service" bus lines serve the highest demand bus corridors in the region with service about every 15 minutes during the morning and afternoon rush hours on weekdays. They often have even greater frequency during peak commute times. "Local" bus lines connect to Frequent Service lines and/or MAX, while also serving many local trips and some regional corridors, with frequency targeted to the demand of the bus line. Hide

On-Time Performance

On-Time Performance chart

For buses and MAX, a vehicle is considered "on time" if it departs a scheduled timepoint no more than 1 minute early andMore no more than 5 minutes late. For WES, trains that arrive at the destination station (Beaverton or Wilsonville) within 4 minutes of the scheduled time are considered on time. A LIFT vehicle is considered on time if it arrives within 30 minutes of the scheduled pick-up time. Hide

 

Budget

Tax Revenue

Tax Revenue chart

This graph shows the sum of employer payroll tax, self-employment tax and state-in-lieu revenues for the last fiscal year andMore the current fiscal year to date. The employer payroll tax is levied on gross payrolls of private businesses and municipalities, and on net earnings of self-employed individuals within the TriMet service area. State of Oregon offices located within the service area are not subject to the payroll tax, but they make in-lieu tax payments to TriMet. Hide

Passenger Revenue

Passenger Revenue chart

Income received from passenger fares on fixed route and LIFT services. Includes cash, ticket, and pass fares as well as revenuesMore from a variety of special fare programs. These fare programs include the low income fare program, Universal fare programs where an employer or College purchases annual/term passes (stickers) for all their employees/students, as well as more limited programs in which employers or colleges subsidize passes only for those who want them. Also includes subsidies from Portland Public Schools to allow Portland Public high school students to ride using their school ID. Hide

 

Safety

Bus Collisions per 100,000 Miles

Bus Collisions per 100,000 Miles chart

This graph shows the fixed-route bus monthly collision rate per 100,000 miles. The rate includes all collisions involving TriMet busesMore, excluding minor mirror strike incidents. Preventability/liability is not distinguished in these figures. On a typical weekday, buses travel approximately 73,300 miles. Hide

MAX Collisions per 100,000 Miles

MAX Collisions per 100,000 Miles chart

This graph shows the MAX Light Rail monthly collision rate per 100,000 miles. The rate includes all collisions involving MAXMore. Preventability/liability is not distinguished in these figures. On a typical weekday, MAX trains travel approximately 11,600 miles. Hide

 

WES Collisions

WES Collisions chart

This graph shows the number of all WES Commuter Rail monthly collisions. Preventability/liability is not distinguished in these figures.

Collision Types for February 2014

Collisions Types

This graph shows collision types involving TriMet revenue vehicles by mode for the current month. Minor injury collisions do not involve medical transport.