DB4IoT/RouteAnalyst is a breakthrough technology that gives transportation engineers and planners the ability to view hundreds of millions of movement points instantly and show exactly when and where traffic is slowing down bus movement and creating service delays.
Public transit agencies are tasked with moving as many passengers as possible from one place to another as quickly and predictably as possible. It is very important for transit agencies to understand how well they are performing this task and how they can improve travel times and predictability. With DB4IoT/RouteAnalyst transit agencies can look at each individual route over time and maps simultaneously to analyze how driving speeds, travel delays, passenger loads and headway change. This helps transit agencies identify bottlenecks and ways to improve them. DB4IoT/RouteAnalyst is a very powerful tool when discussing traffic improvements with cities, counties or funding agencies.
Figure 1. SpeedMap; TriMet buses record their speed every five seconds.
Each colored dot shows a speed measurement of a bus.
Most public transit agencies have installed Computer Aided Dispatch & Automated Vehicle Location (CAD/AVL) systems on their buses as part of their Intelligent Transportation System (ITS). These CAD/AVL systems generate enormous amounts of data. Agencies routinely back this data up but do not keep it accessible. Moonshadow Mobile has introduced a service, DB4IoT/RouteAnalyst, to store this data long term and make it available for analysis. DB4IoT/RouteAnalyst was developed in close cooperation with DKS Associates, a leading transportation consulting firm in Portland Oregon, and data engineers from TriMet, the public transit agency in Portland, Oregon. This white paper describes how CAD/AVL data can be used to create long term speed maps that give transit agencies detailed insight into the driving speeds and congestion on their routes. DB4IoT/RouteAnalyst can also be used to get detailed insight in the speeds, delays, passenger loads and headway […]