Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ranking Victoria bus routes shows how under serviced UVic is

This is based on data from the fall of 2011.

Victoria has 52 bus routes with average weekday boardings of 94,585 of which 37,569 are on routes going to UVic.   UVic routes are 23.08% of the routes but 39.72% of the boardings

Most boardings per day, top 25 routes - UVic routes in blue:

      Route        weekday boardings
  1.  6 10969
  2. 14  8993
  3. 27/28  8337
  4. 30/31  7223
  5. 50  6883
  6. 11  6519
  7.  4     6465
  8. 26     4627
  9.  7     3338
  10. 72     2661
  11. 15     2483
  12. 21     2229
  13. 22     2052
  14. 61     1954
  15. 39     1892
  16.  2     1817
  17. 16     1741
  18. 70     1726
  19. 75     1675
  20.  3     1613
  21.  8     1494
  22. 25     1098
  23. 24      897
  24. 10      798
  25. 52      705

UVic routes represent almost half of the top 17 busiest routes in the city.

Based on boardings per revenue hour - UVic routes in blue:
  1. 19 74.2
  2. 26    70.1
  3.  4 69.0
  4. 29 67.5
  5. 18 67.4
  6. 76 65.3
  7.  6 64.6
  8. 16 61.9
  9. 17 61.7
  10. 27/28 61.5
  11. 51    59.0
  12. 12 58.3
  13. 15 57.6
  14. 30/31 55.1
  15.  7 54.7
  16. 50 54.6
  17. 33 54.5
  18. 14 52.5
  19. 11 52.4
  20. 21 46.7
  21. 39 45.9
  22.  8 42.4
  23.  2 41.5
  24.  3 39.1
  25. 22 37.0
You can see from this second table that 11 of 12 UVic routes are on it and they are 11 of the top 19.  #17, #18, and #19 in the top ten are routes that run only once or twice a day to serve schools.

All of the UVic routes achieve an average of over 50 boardings per revenue hour.

There are 20 routes that can not manage 200 boardings per weekday, 7 of them only run a limited number of times per day so they do achieve a reasonable amount of boardings per revenue hour, but the other 13 should really be considered for scrapping.   The #86 is clearly not working
  1. 86   5 -  3.9 per hour
  2. 63  19 -  8.6 per hour
  3. 49  21 - 15.0 per hour
  4. 18  29 - 67.4 per hour
  5. 17  33 - 61.7 per hour
  6. 29  56 - 67.5 per hour
  7. 19  69 - 74.3 per hour
  8. 64  71 -  7.2 per hour
  9. 85  73 - 18.4 per hour
  10. 55  81 - 11.9 per hour
  11. 76  98 - 65.3 per hour
  12. 54 116 - 12.3 per hour
  13. 13 119 - 30.7 per hour
  14. 53 132 - 13.6 per hour
  15. 58 138 - 19.9 per hour
  16. 88 147 - 16.6 per hour
  17.  1 165 - 20.5 per hour
  18. 33 170 - 54.5 per hour
  19. 59 192 - 19.4 per hour
  20. 56 198 - 14.7 per hour
From the 13 underpreforming routes there would seem to be more than enough fat to cut to provide better service for UVic.
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