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STAR:LINE CHICAGOPABST Blue Ribbon Station Report
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Choose a Station:Manhattan
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Currently Viewing:Manhattan
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PARKINGParking/Boarding Ratio11.4
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E-Use minus O-Use0.0%
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Parking UtilizationThis station has far more parking spaces than needed at current ridership levels; to save on maintenance costs, some parking at this station may be able to be removed.
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Parking ManagementThis station's parking is managed very efficiently.
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ACCESSIBILITYCurrent ADA AccessibilityYes
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Station LevelAt-Grade
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ADA ComplianceThis station meets ADA requirements.
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Retrofitting CostNo additional work is needed for this station to meet ADA requirements.
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BOARDINGS2016 Weekday Boardings22
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Boarding/Alighting Ratio1.22
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System ContextThis is one of Metra's least-utilized stations.
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Travel PatternsThis station has more boardings than alightings.
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SERVICETrains per Weekday4
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Average Boardings per Train5.5
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Service FrequencyThis station has minimal service outside of rush hour.
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Service EfficiencyOn a per-train basis, fewer people board trains at this station than most other stations in Metra's system.
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TRENDSChange in Boardings, 2014-2016-7
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Ridership TrendsRidership has decreased somewhat since the last ridership count.
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ABOUT THIS REPORT
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This report is intended to give a quick snapshot of several key performance indicators (KPI) at Metra's outlying suburban train stations. Each KPI is simplified into a five-point scale (5 is best performing, 1 is worst performing), although some categories use a three-point (2-4) scale instead. A systemwide scorecard is available in the "Scorecard" tab below, and full data is located in the "Data" tab. All ridership and parking data is from 2016 counts as posted to RTAMS; schedule information comes from the most recent non-pilot schedules available at the time of this writing (March 2019).
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METHODOLOGY
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PARKINGParking KPIs are only used for stations with more than 30 parking spaces.
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Parking/Boarding Ratio (PBR)
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Number of parking spaces divided by the number of daily weekday boardings at the station. Intended to be as conservative as possible relative to existing parking; a ratio of 1.00 indicates there is one parking space for every rider who boards a train at that station. A high PBR indicates that a station has significantly more parking than needed at current service levels; existing parking facilities can be decommissioned to save on maintenance costs or to develop into transit-oriented development.5 - PBR less than 0.5
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4 - PBR between 0.5 and 1.0
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3 - PBR between 1.0 and 1.5
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2 - PBR between 1.5 and 2.0
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1 - PBR above 2.0
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E-Use minus O-Use (E-O)
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When Metra performs parking counts, two counts are recorded: the observed use (O-Use), which is the actual number of vehicles parked at a station at the time of the observation; and the effective use (E-Use), which assumes that any designated permit parking spaces are occupied regardless of whether a vehicle was recorded in each space at the time of the observation. Metra generally reports the E-Use percentage as parking lot occupancy. At stations where the E-Use is significantly higher than the O-Use, improved parking management strategies should be considered to allow existing parking to be used more efficiently rather than expanding parking facilities in suburban areas.5 - E-Use minus O-Use is less than 5%
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4 - E-Use minus O-Use is 5-10%
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3 - E-Use minus O-Use is 10-20%
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2 - E-Use minus O-Use is 20-30%
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1 - E-Use minus O-Use is more than 30%
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ACCESSIBILITYMetra's "Partially Accessible" stations are assumed to be non-ADA-compliant.
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ADA Accessibility
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Computing the cost of bringing a non-Americans-with-Disabilities-Act (ADA)-compliant station up to full accessibility standards is challenging, depends on the unique situations at each individual station, and is generally better suited to be handled by engineers. This report assumes that costs of ADA-compliance are related to platform level: at-grade stations would have a relatively low cost; stations with elevated platforms (such as on the Metra Electric branches) would be a medium cost; and stations grade-separated from nearby streets would have the highest cost.5 - Station is currently ADA-accessible
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4 - Not used
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3 - Non-accessible, at-grade
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2 - Non-accessible, elevated platform
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1 - Non-accessible, grade-separated
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BOARDINGSMetra's draft Station Optimization Study procedure uses boardings as its primary metric to determine station performance.
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2016 Boardings
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Observed weekday boardings on Metra from the 2016 on-off counts. Sorted by quintile.5 - Top quintile (top 20%) of all stations
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4 - Second quintile (20-40%)
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3 - Median quintile (40-60%)
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2 - Fourth quintile (60-80%)
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1 - Bottom quintile (80-100%)
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Boarding/Alighting Ratio (BAR)
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Due to schedules, fare policies, etc., some stations see more alightings than boardings (and vice versa). The BAR is intended to better contextualize the number of boardings at each station.5 - Not used
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4 - 75th Percentile or higher (>1.07)
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3 - Median (0.93-1.07)
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2 - 25th Percentile or lower (<0.93)
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1 - Not used
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SERVICEA future version of this report may differentiate between rush-hour service, off-peak service, and weekend service. In the meantime, weekday service as a whole is considered.
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Trains per Weekday
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Number of trains serving the station each day regardless of direction or destination.5 - Not used
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4 - 75th Percentile or higher (>51)
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3 - Median (30-51)
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2 - 25th Percentile or lower (<30)
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1 - Not used
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Average Boardings per Train (ABT)
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Total weekday boardings divided by total number of trains serving the station. Low values indicate existing service is underutilized; high values indicate existing service is well-used. High values also suggest that dwell times at stations may be long and additional service may be warranted to improve service quality and reliability.5 - Top quintile (top 20%) of all stations
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4 - Second quintile (20-40%)
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3 - Median quintile (40-60%)
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2 - Fourth quintile (60-80%)
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1 - Bottom quintile (80-100%)
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TRENDSThis section will be updated when 2018 on-off count data is published.
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Change in Boardings, 2014-2016
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Measures growth (or decline) in ridership from each station between the two most recent on-off counts. Stations with significant shifts in either direction should be further analyzed. Note that, to avoid sharp peaks from low numbers of riders, stations with fewer than 100 daily boardings are measured slightly differently than other stations.5 - Ridership growth of 10% or more
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4 - Ridership growth of 5-10% OR ridership growth of 5 or more riders at stations with fewer than 100 boardings
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3 - Growth/decline within 5% of the previous count OR within 5 riders at stations with fewer than 100 boardings
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2 - Ridership decline of 5-10% OR ridership decline of 5 or more riders at stations with fewer than 100 boardings
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1 - Ridership decline of 10% or more
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March 2019
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