Bus travel time analysis is essential for transit operation planning. Then, this topic obtained large attention in transport engineering literature and several methods have been proposed for investigating its variability. Nowadays, the availability of large data quantities through automated monitoring allows more in-depth this phenomenon to be pointed out with new experimental evidence. The paper presents the results of some analyses carried out using automatic vehicle location (AVL) data of bus lines and automated vehicle counter (AVC) data on some corridors in the urban area of Rome where the bus services are mixed with other traffic and travel times are subject to high degrees of variability. The results show the effect of temporal dimension and similarity between travel time and traffic temporal patterns, and could open the road for the improvement of the short-term forecasting methods, too.

Comi, A., Nuzzolo, A., Brinchi, S., Verghini, R. (2017). Bus travel time variability: Some experimental evidences. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PROCEDIA, 27, 101-108 [10.1016/j.trpro.2017.12.072].

Bus travel time variability: Some experimental evidences

Comi, Antonio
;
Nuzzolo, Agostino;
2017

Abstract

Bus travel time analysis is essential for transit operation planning. Then, this topic obtained large attention in transport engineering literature and several methods have been proposed for investigating its variability. Nowadays, the availability of large data quantities through automated monitoring allows more in-depth this phenomenon to be pointed out with new experimental evidence. The paper presents the results of some analyses carried out using automatic vehicle location (AVL) data of bus lines and automated vehicle counter (AVC) data on some corridors in the urban area of Rome where the bus services are mixed with other traffic and travel times are subject to high degrees of variability. The results show the effect of temporal dimension and similarity between travel time and traffic temporal patterns, and could open the road for the improvement of the short-term forecasting methods, too.
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Esperti anonimi
Settore ICAR/05 - Trasporti
English
automated traffic data; bus travel time; time series; traffic data processing; travel speed analysis; travel time analyses; Transportation
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352146517309699
Comi, A., Nuzzolo, A., Brinchi, S., Verghini, R. (2017). Bus travel time variability: Some experimental evidences. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PROCEDIA, 27, 101-108 [10.1016/j.trpro.2017.12.072].
Comi, A; Nuzzolo, A; Brinchi, S; Verghini, R
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