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From: "Fetsch, Mary" <FetschM@trimet.org>
To: "'jim karlock'" <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: Information request
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 11:23:17 -0700
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Jim: The original system numbers did NOT include Streetcar.
Here is the breakdown between bus & rail for FY02:
Avg Wkday Boardings 209,400 78,000
Annual Boardings 63,208,800 25,424,400
Annual Originatings (Trips) 48,148,800 21,218,400
Avg Boardings/Trip 1.31 1.20
Avg Boarding Trip Length 3.79 miles 5.70 miles
Operating Cost/Boarding $2.04 $1.51
Operating Cost/Orig (Trip) $2.67 $1.81
System Cost/Boarding $2.48 $2.16
System Cost/Orig (Trip) $3.26 $2.58
Operations Cost $128,672,116 $38,301,363
Systems Cost $156,871,889 $54,810,104
TriMet Communications Director
From: jim karlock [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2003 5:00 AM
To: Fetsch, Mary
Subject: RE: Information request
Thanks for the overall system data.
Do you happen to have this same data broken down by Bus, Light Rail and
Steetcar (including allocation of system costs)? For your convenience, here
is the overall system data that you provided:
For FY 2002 actuals:
FY02 average weekday fixed boarding rides = 287,400
Annual boading rides = 88,633,200
There are approximately 1.28 boardings per trip.
The average boarding trip is 4.33 miles.
What is your actual cost per boarding? Per trip? Operating cost/boarding
ride = $1.88, operating cost/trip (originating ride) = $2.41
System cost/boarding ride = $2.39, system cost/trip = $3.05
Base data: System costs = $211,681,993, Operating costs = $166,973,479
Annual boardings = 88,633,200 Annual originatings
(trips) = 69,367,200
Also can you supply fuel consumption in gallons of diesel/gasoline (or
total cost & average price per gallon) for the bus system and electric
consumption in kw-hr (or total cost & average price per kw-hr) for both the
light rail and streetcar? For the same FY 2002.
At 05:33 PM 4/16/2003 , you wrote:
>Jim: I hope you find this information helpful.
>TriMet Communications Director
>From: jim karlock [mailto:email@example.com]
>Sent: Friday, April 11, 2003 12:41 AM
>Subject: Information request
>I am looking for some data:
>I notice that the Tax Supervising and conservation Commission 2002-03
>annual report lists TriMet's "Total Average Weekday Ridership" as 293,000
>The figures for the budgeted 2002-2003 ridership in the TSCC Report were
>projections made over a year ago, when ridership was increasing at an
>rate of over 3.5%. The 2002-2003 estimates assumed that ridership would
>increase about 2% in 2002-2003. However, with the continued slowdown in
>local economy these ridership growth has not materialized. Fiscal
>year-to-date, average weekday ridership is down slightly (-0.8%) compared
>the prior year and weekly ridership is flat.
>All numbers below refer to FY2002 actuals:
>FY02 average weekday fixed boarding rides = 287,400
>What is the yearly number? Annual boading rides = 88,633,200
>Is this boardings or whole trips? The numbers above refer to boardings.
>What is the average number of boardings per trip? There are approximately
>1.28 boardings per trip.
>What is the average trip length in miles? The average boarding trip is 4.33
>What is your actual cost per boarding? Per trip? Operating cost/boarding
>ride = $1.88, operating cost/trip (originating ride) = $2.41
>System cost/boarding ride = $2.39, system cost/trip = $3.05
> Base data: System costs = $211,681,993, Operating costs = $166,973,479
> Annual boardings = 88,633,200 Annual originatings
>(trips) = 69,367,200
>Please supply the data and calculations used to calculate these items? (ie:
>total number of boardings and total dollars spent)
>Please make all data 2002-03, just like the TSCC report cited above.