Optimizing Public Transport Planning and Operations Using Automatic Vehicle Location Data: The Dutch Example

Niels van Oort, Daniel Sparing, Ties Brands, Rob M.P. Goverde

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Abstract

There is a growing pressure on urban public transport companies and authorities to improve efficiency, stemming from reduced budgets, political expectations and competition between operators. In order to find inefficiencies, bottlenecks and potentials in the public transport service, it is useful to learn from recorded operational data. We first describe the state of publicly available transit data, with an emphasis on the Dutch situation. The value of insights from Automatic Vehicle Location data is demonstrated by examples. Finally, a software tool is described that makes quick comprehensive operational analysis possible for operators and public transport authorities, and was able to identify several bottlenecks when applied in practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems 2013
EditorsThomas Albrecht, Birgit Jaekel, Martin Lehnert
Place of PublicationDresden, Germany
PublisherTUDpress
Pages291-300
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2013
Event3rd International Conference on Models and Technology for Intelligent Transportation Systems, MT-ITS 2013 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 2 Dec 20134 Dec 2013
Conference number: 3

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Models and Technology for Intelligent Transportation Systems, MT-ITS 2013
Abbreviated titleMT-ITS
CountryGermany
CityDresden
Period2/12/134/12/13

Keywords

  • Public transport
  • Monitoring
  • Service reliability
  • AVL data

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