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Scope by Mind Map: Scope

1. Limitations/ Constraints

1.1. Current PTIS data is raw and uncleaned

1.2. Not all data may be available from the sources

1.3. Data only available down to CMA level, therefore impact analysis of smaller municipalities may be challenging

1.4. Holidays may slow down access to data due to people on holidays

2. Research Project Objectives

2.1. Determine the impact of PTIS

2.1.1. Assessing impacts of a program means assessing the effectiveness in achieving the objectives at program close. Impacts are for the long term and need more data than what is available for PTIS. However, inferences can be made on future impacts based on the current projects in progress. See note in other mindmap.

2.2. Measure success of PTIS

2.2.1. Measuring success means assessing progress towards outcomes

2.3. Suggest ways to present these results

2.3.1. How can we portray PTIS results nationally?

2.3.2. How can we talk about the implications?

2.4. Other?

3. PTIS Objectives -reference for measuring success

3.1. Improve the capacity of public transit infrastructure

3.2. Improve the quality or safety of existing or future transit systems

3.3. Improve access to a public transit system

4. Geographic areas to focus on

4.1. Regional

4.2. CMA level

4.3. Other if applicable

4.4. National: this may be difficult to show impact/progress

5. Data Resources

5.1. External Data: CCPI, Census, CUTA, Data from PTs and CMAs

5.2. Internal: PTIS data

5.3. Other sources that may come up through research

6. Format

6.1. MS Word for notes and research

6.2. Excel for data collection and analysis (when applicable)

6.3. Powerpoint for final presentation of findings

7. Timeframe

7.1. Difficult to assess at this point. Goal is to have most of this done by the first week of January. Update as research moves along.