§ 52.03 – Must I pick a specific unit of sampling and measurement to use this template?

(a)    You must pick a specific unit of sampling and measurement before you start using this template.  The type of sample data you have available will often dictate your choice of a unit for sampling and measurement.

(1)   For non-scheduled services, such as demand response (DR and DT) or vanpool (VP), the unit of sampling and measurement is typically the vehicle day.  

(2)   For bus services, including bus (MB), commuter bus (CB), bus rapid transit (RB), and trolley bus (TB), you must decide if the unit will be a one-way bus trip or a round-trip bus trip.  It is a common practice to use a one-way bus trip as the unit of sampling and measurement.

(3)   For rail services, you must decide if the unit will be a one-way car trip, a round-trip car trip, a one-way train trip, or a round-trip train trip.  It is a common practice to use one-way passenger car trip as the unit of sampling and measurement.

(b)   The sample data you enter into this template will all be in this unit.

(c)    The resulting sampling plans from this template will also be in this unit.

(d)   The expansion factors you are going to use to expand your sample will also be in this unit if you are going to estimate both UPT and PMT with your sample data.