CUTA Workshop: Interpreting Canadian Transit Statistics

CUTA’s Research and Technical Services team hosted a data workshop at the Ontario Transportation Expo in Toronto in April, 2017. The workshop covered a brief overview of CUTA's annual publications, provided clarification on data terminology that members often find confusing and allowed for an open discussion on all things data collection. Since many workshop participants found our data terminology segment helpful, we decided to share it with our entire membership.

CUTA conducts annual data collection programs with our transit system members and uses the data to produce our annual Fact Books*, as well as advise our members on industry topics. Over the years of collecting data, we have found that not everyone interprets data definitions in the same way. To clear up the confusion on key terms, we decided to dedicate a portion of our workshop to explain these terms. Please refer to our slides, available below, for visual examples of the terms.

*For more information on our Fact Books, please visit our Statistical Reports webpage


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