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Beyond Generating Transit Performance Measures: Visualizations and Statistical Analysis using Historical Data

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Beyond Generating Transit Performance Measures: Visualizations and Statistical Analysis using Historical Data
In recent years, the use of performance measures for transit planning and operations has gained a great deal of attention, particularly as transit agencies are required to provide service with increasing demand and diminishing resources. The widespread application of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies in transit systems has opened the window for automating the generation of comprehensive performance measures. In Portland Oregon, the local transit provider (TriMet) has been on the leading edge of the transit industry since they implemented their bus dispatch system (BDS) in 1997. The BDS is comprised of automatic vehicle location (AVL) on all buses, a radio communications system, automatic passenger counters (APCs) on most vehicles and a central dispatch center. Most significantly, TriMet had the foresight to develop a system to archive all of its stop-level data that is then available for conversion to performance indicators. In the last decade TriMet has extensivel...
M. Berkow, A. El-Geneidy, R.L. Bertini, D. Crout
Added 23 Jan 2009
Updated 05 Mar 2010
Authors M. Berkow, A. El-Geneidy, R.L. Bertini, D. Crout
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