Disruptive Technologies for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Business Strategy Exploration

The researchers aim is to gather extensive data originated from new technologies and put them at the service of planning and increasing the efficiency of Transit Agencies in the greater Boston Area. Nowadays, Transportation agencies show a broad interest in understanding urban transportation systems in a holistic context, as transportation options cannot be studied in isolation or separately from the underlying patterns of human activities. Transit agencies are launching a number of initiatives in Boston to improve intermodal real-time passenger information and ticketing solutions. In this context, the researchers seek to develop basic concepts and quantitative tools that leverage a growing number of data sources and make use of a range of leading-edge modeling approaches to analyze and cluster different routines of travel from 1 million mobile phone users in the greater Boston area.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Principal Investigators:

      Gonza'lez, Marta

    • Start Date: 20100901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20110831
    • Source Data: RiP Project 29313

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01480745
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT07-G-0001, MITR23-3
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 7 2013 1:01AM