Develop Data Storage and Access Platform for MTA Bus Time Data

New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) along with many other DOTs in the region and around the country have been using probe vehicle data for monitoring time-dependent traffic conditions and conducting before and after studies of various transportation projects. Specifically, NYCDOT has been using probe vehicle data from yellow taxis and other vehicles equipped with global positioning system (GPS) and TRNSMIT system. In this project NYCDOT wants to automate and enhance their use of MTA bus data that they are already acquiring under a protocol developed between the two agencies. The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) has developed a relationship with MTA under a recent arrangement between the City and NYU-Poly. The MTA is one of CUSP partnering institutions, and over the last year2 the two institutions have worked towards developing a close partnership. During these interactions, it has become clear that NYCT has already developed a “system to collect and store historic Bus Time data, while processing and validating the data against scheduled service”. Instead of redeveloping a similar tool for NYCDOT use, CUSP/NYU-Poly research team proposes to harness the effort already spent by NYCT to deliver the same product to NYCDOT. This effort will include the development of access and security protocols with NYCT and NYCDOT to provide NYCDOT with seamless access to MTA Bus Time data.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $90822
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232
  • Managing Organizations:

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031

    New York City Department of Transportation

    40 Worth Street
    New York, NY  United States  10013

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Eickemeyer, Penny

  • Performing Organizations:

    New York University CUSP

    1 MetroTech Center, 19th Floor
    Brooklyn, NY  United States  11201
  • Principal Investigators:

    Silva, Claudio

    Ozbay, Kaan

  • Start Date: 20150701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20161031
  • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01674293
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 57315-01-26
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2018 2:16PM