Using Archived AVL-APC Data to Improve Transit Performance and Management
operations - traffic, operations - performance, infrastructure - vehicle, policy - congestion, organisation - performance, organisation - structures, organisation - management, mode - bus
Archived data; Automatic passenger counting; Automatic vehicle location; Bus transit operations; Data analysis; Data structures (Databases); Management; National Transit Database; Passenger miles; Performance; System design Traffic congestion
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 113: Using Archived AVL-APC Data to Improve Transit Performance and Management explores the effective collection and use of archived automatic vehicle location (AVL) and automatic passenger counter (APC) data to improve the performance and management of transit systems. Spreadsheet files are available on the web that provide prototype analyses of long and short passenger waiting time using AVL data and passenger crowding using APC data. Case studies on the use of AVL and APC data have previously been published as appendixes to TCRP Web-Only Document 23: Uses of Archived AVL-APC Data to Improve Transit Performance and Management: Review and Potential.
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Furth, P.G., Hemily, B., Muller, T.H.J., & Strathman, J.G. (2006). Using Archived AVL-APC Data to Improve Transit Performance and Management. Transit Cooperative Research program (TCRP) Report 113, published by Transportation Research Board, Washington