Geographic Information Systems in Transit Applications

The purpose of this project is to provide current information and guidance to transit agencies on the use of geographic information system (GIS) and spatial data in transit applications. The project intends to update the 1991-1995 study titled, Current Use of GlS in Transit Studies, and make it available to the transit industry, Bridgewater State College will inventory, assess, and report on current transit agency practices in the use of GIS technology and spatial data in transit planning and operations. Researchers will conduct a survey of North American transit agencies, assessing types of GIS technology in use, characteristics of the spatial data represented within the GIS system, and current state of the practice in North American transit agencies. The study includes identification and documentation of the issues encountered and lessons learned by transit agencies. A database of survey responses will be developed, and comparisons will be made to the 1991-1995 survey results. Project activities and results will be documented and made available to transit agencies. Implementation of GIS provides a powerful tool to assist transit operators in developing the necessary data to make improved operation and investment decisions. GIS provides a current, spatial, interactive visual representation of transit operations. Project is funded under the National ITS Program, administered by the Department's IITS Joint Program Office.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $791000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Wiggins, William

    • Performing Organizations:

      Bridgewater State College

      Park Terrace
      Bridgewater, MA  United States  02325-
    • Principal Investigators:

      Harman, Lawrence

    • Start Date: 20010100
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20020200
    • Source Data: RiP Project 7243

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459363
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: FTA-OH-26-7003
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:02PM