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Annual Measures

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This is a measure of service efficiency found by dividing total transit operating costs by the number of vehicle hours provided. (Note: These are the costs and hours for Metro bus service reported in the National Transit Database. The Seattle area Consumer Price Index, CPI-W, is used to adjust for inflation.)

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This is a measure of service cost effectiveness, and is found by dividing Transit Operating Cost by the number of transit boardings. Note this excludes boardings and operating expenses associated with the Commuter Van program, Rideshare Services and Paratransit, and excludes some operating grants.

2011 and 2012 costs are based on National Transit Database numbers; in prior years this was calculated with a different methodology.

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This is a measure of service cost effectiveness, and is found by dividing Commuter Van Operating Cost by the number of Commuter Van boardings.

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Metro's Paratransit Services program provides service to those unable to ride regular transit service through the Access program, the Taxi Scrip program, and the Community Access Transportation (CAT) program. The CAT program is a partnership between Metro and human services agencies where Metro provides funds and free loaner vans to agencies to assist in providing van service for their clients. Cost per boarding is a measure of the cost effectiveness of these programs, and is found by dividing Metro's direct operating cost by the number of boardings for each program. CAT program costs do not include the value of loaned vans.

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Farebox recovery is the ratio of bus fare revenue to bus operating costs. Metro fund management policies establish a target of 25%. We have seen a growth in farebox recovery due to successive fare increases from 2008 to 2011 and ridership growth since 2010.