Spatial-Temporal Daily Frequent Trip Pattern of Public Transport Passengers Using Smart Card Data
mode - mass transit, place - asia, technology - ticketing systems
Smart card data, Daily variation of number of trip, Spatial-temporal trip pattern variation
Rebuilding the operation scheme of public transportation is a recent topic of discussion in Japan because the number of passengers is decreasing especially in rural areas. This research empirically analyzes variations in trip patterns to understand how passengers’ daily travel patterns vary temporally and spatially among one month using smart card data. The analysis reveals that the daily number of trips for the entire network does not vary significantly. However, it also reveals that daily frequent trip patters of individual passengers vary, i.e., most passengers are not traveling by a single trip pattern. This could be fundamental knowledge to discuss more detail or individual operation schemes.
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Nishiuchi, H., King, J., & Todoroki, T. (2013). Spatial-Temporal Daily Frequent Trip Pattern of PublicTransport Passengers Using Smart Card Data. International Journal of intelligent Transportation Systems Research, Vol. 11, (1), pp 1-10.