Data Fusion of APC, Smart Card and GTFS Data to Visualize Public Transit Use

Data from smart card fare collection systems can be used to have a better knowledge of travel behavior of transit users. However, some systems do not collect the geographical location of transactions (“tap-in”), nor the destination (“tap-out”). In this paper, the authors propose an approach to merge data from smart card, automated passenger counting systems (APC) and network supply data (GTFS). In the case study of the Réseau de transport de Longueuil, the method finds 92% of the transaction locations, and 71% of the destinations for these transactions. The paper also presents a web interface specially developed to map the load profiles of the routes taken by users interacting in specific areas of the network.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was sponsored by TRB committee ABJ95 Standing Committee on Visualization in Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board

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  • Authors:
    • Giraud, Antoine
    • Légaré, Félix
    • Trépanier, Martin
    • Morency, Catherine
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  • Date: 2017


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 96th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01627623
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 17-03052
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2017 5:12PM