Transit Service Reliability: Analyzing Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) Data for On-Time Performance and Identifying Conditions Leading to Service Degradation
place - north america, mode - bus, technology - automatic vehicle monitoring, planning - service quality, operations - reliability
AVL data, General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS), transit service reliability
Transit agencies are increasingly using AVL data to support key performance indicators, for responding to service complaints, or for reviewing and improving the quality of service. The main objective of this study was to investigate the use of AVL data for improving transit service reliability: 1) improving on-time performance, and 2) monitoring bus schedule adherence and bus bunching. Static and real-time General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) data from HART and data from the MDT AVL system were used.
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Cevallos, F. (2016). Transit Service Reliability: Analyzing Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) Data for On-Time Performance and Identifying Conditions Leading to Service Degradation. National Center for Transit Research, Final Report No. 2117905017, pp. 126.