Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Practices. Topic SG-18. The Transit Analyst Toolbox: Analysis and Approaches for Reporting, Communicating, and Examining Transit Data

This research is pertinent for several reasons. Agencies manage more data due to the advent of new technologies and are harnessing a new ecosystem of tools to analyze the ever-increasing size of datasets. However, data processing, exploration, developing performance metrics, and communicating decisions are often scattered across many departments. Additionally, existing policies and processes often lack cohesion within their existing agencies. Information to be gathered shall include (not an exhaustive list): (1) Staffing and organizational structures related to data analysis (2) Data management policies and processes (3) Partnerships with external organizations (e.g. universities, consultants, etc.) (4) Internal sharing and communicating data resources (5) Storage and access of data Information will be gathered by: (1) a literature review or summary of relevant research information (2)  a survey on a broad range of North American transit agencies including (a) variety of agency sizes (b) single mode and multimodal (c) some with contracted services (d) variety of institutional structures (city, state, multi-jurisdictional, etc.) (3) case examples that will gather information on the state-of-the-practice, emphasizing lessons learned, tools use, challenges, and gaps. At least one of the five (5) case examples should include the impacts of data governance on operational performance. The need for future research and gaps in information shall also be included in the study.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-07, Topic SG-18

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

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

    Garcia-Colberg, Mariela

  • Performing Organizations:

    Go Systems and Solutions, LLC

    Boston, MA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Okunieff, Paula

  • Start Date: 20200824
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01707737
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-07, Topic SG-18
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 10 2019 3:16PM