Title

PRODUCTIVITY BENEFITS AND COST EFFICIENCIES FROM ITS APPLICATIONS TO PUBLIC TRANSIT: THE EVALUATION OF AVL

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2004

Subject Area

infrastructure - vehicle, land use - impacts, economics - appraisal/evaluation, economics - benefits, technology - intelligent transport systems, mode - mass transit

Keywords

Transit vehicle operations, Transit operators, Transit authorities, Transit, Technological innovations, RTI, Road transport informatics, Public transit, Productivity, Production rate, Mass transit, Local transit, IVHS, ITS (Intelligent transportation systems), Intelligent vehicle highway systems, Intelligent transportation systems, Economic impacts, Cost effectiveness, ATT, Advanced transport telematics, Advanced technology

Abstract

This study uses information from operations and financial data of 22 transit agencies to explore whether and how advanced vehicle location (AVL) applications lead to changes in productivity and resource use. Information from the Federal Transit Commission's database is used, augmented with information on AVL applications. The data set is unique as it captures the impact of AVL within a firm and across firms as well as over technologies.

Comments

Research in Transportation Economics Home Page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/07398859