Observed Customer Seating and Standing Behavior and Seat Preferences on Board Subway Cars in New York City

@article{Berkovich2013ObservedCS,
  title={Observed Customer Seating and Standing Behavior and Seat Preferences on Board Subway Cars in New York City},
  author={Aaron Berkovich and Alex Lu and Brian S. Levine and Alla Reddy},
  journal={Transportation Research Record},
  year={2013},
  volume={2353},
  pages={33 - 46}
}
An observational sampling methodology was used to explore seat occupancy patterns in New York City subway cars. The study was performed under uncrowded conditions on the basis of special attributes of what otherwise were highly homogeneous plastic bench seats. Onboard seating patterns, measured as relative seat occupancy probabilities, were explained in terms of interactions between railcar design, layout, customer preferences, and resulting behavior. Earlier research focused in general on… 

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