Run times and punctuality are key aspects that influence a transit company’s performance. Accurate overall run time and minimum layover values are the basis for efficient and operationally viable vehicle schedules, while realistic and effective passing times are essential for ensuring punctuality. With the increasing use of automatic vehicle location (AVL) technology and ticketing systems, many transit companies have access to exhaustive data sets that provide accurate performance information which can be used to analyze past performance. These data sets are useful for developing key indicators that measure the vehicles’ adherence to a planned timetable and can be exploited to extract appropriate run-time values that improve future performance. The HASTUS-ATP module – part of the HASTUS™ software scheduling suite – helps analyze historical run-time values for comparison with new candidate values. It calculates optimum run times and minimum layovers to ensure efficient operations and helps maximize the expected punctuality for each planned trip, as defined by objective criteria that can be defined and adapted to specific contexts and organizations. A new ATP model introduced in 2010 proposes a new algorithm developed in collaboration with Spain’s Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) and the University of Barcelona. The innovative approach uses trip patterns to optimize global run-time vales between origin and destination and time-point-specific objectives to ensure maximum punctuality along a route


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  • Accession Number: 01338944
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
  • Files: UITP
  • Created Date: May 3 2011 2:26PM