Document Type

Book Section

Publication Title

NTC2015-MU

Publication Date

2016

Date Added

2022-09-07

Abstract

The goal of this study is to demonstrate how these realtime data can be applied to provide insight into the distribution of public transit service across a region. A common approach to measuring transit performance is to perform a “gap analysis” that examines mismatches between supply and demand, with the goal of identifying locations where demand for transit is high and supply is low. Prior to this work, these measures were often created using expected or scheduled service which provides no information about the service actually delivered to patrons. For this study, we assembled both GTFS and GTFS realtime feeds for the metropolitan Boston area, gleaned from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), to provide a more realistic picture of how transit performs in a region by incorporating real-time delay information into the analysis.

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Engineering

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