Title

ESTIMATING CORRIDOR TRAVEL TIME BY USING TRANSIT VEHICLES AS PROBES

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2003

Subject Area

infrastructure - vehicle, mode - bus

Keywords

Travel time, Transit buses, Speed, Probe vehicles, Journey time, Floating cars, Estimating

Abstract

A corridor approach to travel-time estimates by using transit vehicles as probes is presented. These estimates increase the information density along the corridor, compared with use of only probe information at specified points. Speed estimates are provided that track the significant changes identified in inductance-loop data, but the estimate of the speed appears to be conservative. Comparison of instantaneous travel times, often used for real-time applications, and travel time computed by using a corridor speed surface indicates that the instantaneous travel times have a delay in tracking changes in the corridor and have higher maximum travel time.