Transit Service Reliability: Analyzing Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) Data For On-Time Performance and to Identify Conditions Leading to Service Degradation

The main objective of this scope of work is to conduct research on the use of automatic vehicle location (AVL) data for improving transit service reliability. This can be achieved by using better on-time performance techniques and by identifying conditions leading to service degradation that can assist transit agencies in providing higher quality of service. This research will concentrate in two related areas for improving service reliability: 1) investigate the challenges and issues towards measuring, monitoring, and improving on-time performance and 2) identify service conditions observable in AVL data that precede service problems. Output products would include recommendations for improving on-time performance and a list of candidate factors or conditions that could lead to service degradation and how transit agencies could use this information. The results from this research may warrant the development of computerized tools as the next step.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $185000
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT12-G-UTC22

    FIU 2117-9050-02-B

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Center for Transit Research

    University of South Florida
    4202 East Fowler Avenue, CUT 100
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Transit Research

    University of South Florida
    4202 East Fowler Avenue, CUT 100
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620
  • Project Managers:

    Volinski, Joel

  • Principal Investigators:

    Cevallos, F

    Barbeau, Sean

  • Start Date: 20121015
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01587420
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Transit Research
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC22, FIU 2117-9050-02-B
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2016 12:49PM