Knowledge of ridership data on bus routes is pivotal for the quality and efﬁcient operational planning of public transport companies. Automatic passenger counting (APC) can represent a powerful resource for supporting this activity, because it can provide a databank of accurate counts. However, relevant challenges, such as the matching of data to the bus stop, data validation, tackling anomalies, and building intelligible performance reports, must be faced in order to make APC data a mainstream source of information. This paper proposes an ofﬂine framework for addressing these challenges. In order to illustrate a possible application of the framework, its use for setting bus frequencies is investigated. The results are represented by easy-to-read control dashboards composed of tables and graphs. The methodology is experimentally tested with data records provided by the bus operatorCTMinCagliari,Italy.Finally,wediscusstheimplicationson service rearrangement.
|Titolo:||An offline framework for handling automatic passenger counting raw data|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Tipologia:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|