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Analyzing Transit Service Reliability using Detailed Data From Automatic Vehicular Locator Systems

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Analyzing Transit Service Reliability using Detailed Data From Automatic Vehicular Locator Systems
The widespread adoption of automated vehicle location systems (AVL) and automatic passenger counters (APC) in the transit industry has opened new venues in operations and system monitoring. In 2005, Metro Transit, Minnesota, implemented AVL system and partially implemented APC technologies. To date there has been little effort to employ the collected data in evaluating transit performance. This research uses such data to assess performance issues along a cross-town route in the Metro Transit system. We generate a series of visual and analytical analyses to predict run time, schedule adherence and reliability of the transit route at two scales: the time point segment and the route level to demonstrate ways of identifying causes of decline in reliability levels. The analytical models show that while headways are maintained, schedule revisions are needed to improve run time and schedule adherence. Finally, the analysis suggests that many scheduled stops along this route are underutilized ...
A. M. El-Geneidy, J. Horning, K. J. Krizek
Added 09 Feb 2009
Updated 19 Apr 2009
Type Journal
Where Journal of Advanced Transportation
Authors A. M. El-Geneidy, J. Horning, K. J. Krizek
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