Author
Dey, Kakan; Md Tanvir Ashraf; Anthony Carrola; and Xianming Shi
Benefit Summary HTML

Provision of real-time transit information can lead to benefits for travelers, such as lower wait times at transit stops. In order to better quantify the impacts, researchers developed a smartphone-based multimodal application that disseminated real-time information to transit riders including bus location, bus speed, estimated arrival time, distance to the transit stop, weather, and road condition information. The app was used to study trips made by travelers on Mountain Line Transit Authority Route 38 in Morgantown, West Virginia. Field data was collected on trips made by ten participants to estimate the effectiveness of trips made with the multimodal app in terms of travel time reduction, increases in overall transit service area (geographic area where users can comfortably access transit), and capacity as measured by an origin-destination based supply index for transit.

Created Date
Hyperlink Exit Door
No
Pages
55
Priority Research Area
Publication Sort Date
Publisher
Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education (CAMMSE) University Transportation Center
Result Type
Title
Multimodal Connected Vehicle Pilot for Winter Travel
Project Category
External URL Disclaimer

(Our website has many links to other organizations. While we offer these electronic linkages for your convenience in accessing transportation-related information, please be aware that when you exit our website, the privacy and accessibility policies stated on our website may not be the same as that on other websites.)