Public Transport

Support for public transport companies and mobility agencies to streamline the service provided and to improve monitoring.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

• Explore the public transport network and planned trips with interactive maps

• Identify systematic delays in in-service lines

• Compare the planned service with the one actually performed

• Estimate the number of passengers based on validation of e-tickets

• Confirm users are validating the correct e-tickets, e.g. for revenue protection

Use Cases

Public Transport has a range of data sets beyond the core GPS data. This opens up opportunities to explore insights through the visualisation of combined data sets.   Following you will see two examples of this.

TICKET VALIDATION

The map combines the on-board tracking GPS logs of buses in Reggio Emilia with electronic ticket validation data, enabling the visualisation of where the tickets were validated.

Taking this approach is useful for ticket fraud analysis: e.g. identification of mass validations at tariff zone borders, identification of late validations (after boarding), etc. Moreover, this approach supports correlation studies between ticket type and area of boarding: e.g. impact of zone-specific tickets and passes, gauging of tariff zone borders, etc.

ROUTE SCHEDULE DELAYS

The map combines the planned schedule of bus lines with the on-board tracking GPS logs of buses showing the actual service performance. This shows the delay of the bus at each stop against the projected scheduled stop time.

This approach is useful to identify trends, systematic issues and their correlation with time of day and days of the week. Delay patterns can be analysed by either monitoring routes by the hours of the same day (example 1 below) or the same time slots each day (example 2 below).

Example 1: Hour by hour on the same day.


Example 2: The same time slot each day.

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