Performance Dashboard: April 2013
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
Weekly Boarding Rides
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.
Operating Cost per Ride
This graph shows the direct cost of providing a ride on TriMet. Operating costs include the labor, energy and
supplies required… More 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
For buses and MAX, a vehicle is considered "on time" if it departs a scheduled timepoint no more than 1 minute early and… More 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
This graph shows the sum of employer payroll tax, self-employment tax and state-in-lieu revenues for the last fiscal year and… More 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
This graph shows income received from fares for the last fiscal year and the current fiscal year to date. Includes LIFT, employer/college… More pass programs, BETC subsidies (which allow Portland Public high school students to ride using their school ID), and revenues from the City of Portland to pay for some of the cost (lost revenue) of extending Fareless Square to the Lloyd District. Hide
Bus Collisions per 100,000 Miles
This graph shows the fixed-route bus monthly collision rate per 100,000 miles. The rate includes all collisions involving TriMet buses… More, 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
This graph shows the MAX Light Rail monthly collision rate per 100,000 miles. The rate includes all collisions involving MAX… More. Preventability/liability is not distinguished in these figures. On a typical weekday, MAX trains travel approximately 11,600 miles. Hide
This graph shows the number of all WES Commuter Rail monthly collisions. Preventability/liability is not distinguished in these figures.
Collision Types for April 2013
This graph shows collision types involving TriMet revenue vehicles by mode for the current month. Minor injury collisions do not involve medical transport.