Integration of Transit Demand and Big Data for Bus Route Design in Taiwan

Local governments in Taiwan and the Ministry of Transportation and Communication actively plan new bus routes to fill the gap of transit services with the aim to increase the public transportation’s market sharing rate. The Institute of Transportation have used transit big data to develop the “Transit Service Assessment System (TSAS)” which is used to assist government’s evaluation on the performance of transit routes. The objective of this paper is applying TSAS, big data and transit demands data to develop a methodology for planning and designing a cost and service efficient transit network. In this paper, a new bus route generating model is proposed by integrating an existing bus network with real demand data from Hsinchu County. The result of this paper shows that the proposed methodology can increase 12.38% of the service rate and decrease 7.52% costs.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 19-26
  • Monograph Title: Bridging the East and West: Theories and Practices of Transportation in the Asia Pacific

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01602245
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479810
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: May 19 2016 3:01PM