Integration of AVL and AFC Data for Network Planning

For any transit network, managing network capacity is vital to provide a good service to passengers. London Bus Services Limited (LBSL), part of Transport for London (TfL), uses physical surveys and bus boarding data from ticket equipment to understand and manage passenger demand. TfL is also developing reports from technologies such as Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) and Automated Fare Collection (AFC) for this purpose, for which it is necessary to estimate passenger alighting points. Although these new approaches are promising they also involve a number of significant challenges such as the integration of data sets, data quality and volume. In this paper, we describe how the AVL and AFC data are being integrated by TfL and show how this can yield useful information for network planning.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Intelligent Transportation Society of America.
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  • Authors:
    • Duhindan, Nada
    • Robinson, Steve
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  • Publication Date: 2012


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: 19th ITS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, 22 to 26 October 2012

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  • Accession Number: 01496384
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 14 2013 4:36PM