Data-driven mobility service design: a case study for Moon Township

This project investigates the characteristics in demand from existing last-mile microtransit operations and proposes novel methods for data-driven transit system design provided with spatially sparse demand (in suburban areas). The scope of this study is the area of Moon Township in Pittsburgh Metro Area. This research requires simulating operations of a feeder microtransit service in a medium-sized area based on known and predicted demand. The model developed in this research is aimed to be generic and hence aimed to be applicable for similar feeder services in other places. In the near future, the model and planning strategy can be further calibrated with more data and support operations managements decisions for multiple stakeholders such as public transit operators, community planners, microtransit operators, etc. The proposed research project will: 1) Develop a generic demand model for sparse microtransit demand to estimate/predict the time-varying passenger demands in Robinson Township. The model estimates the presence/quantum of demand between depots and different destinations in the first-mile/last-mile operations of RideACTA (in particular their time-varying demand characteristics); The current microtransit service will be simulated to understand the demand response and service efficiency; 2) Create a feeder service transit model for Moon township area based on estimated demand; 3) Simulate operations in Moon Township with estimated/predicted demand and estimate the effectiveness of the proposed operation model through the simulation.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $85887
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747111

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility21 National USDOT UTC for Mobility of Goods and People
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Center Program
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  • Managing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility21 National USDOT UTC for Mobility of Goods and People
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

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  • Principal Investigators:

    Qian, Sean

  • Start Date: 20190701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200830
  • Actual Completion Date: 20200830
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01738994
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National University Transportation Center for Improving Mobility (Mobility21)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747111
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: May 11 2020 10:25AM