Webinar: Influencing Travel Behavior via an Open Source: Implementation of OneBusAway in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
ABOUT THE WEBINAR:
This project will use the open-source platform OneBusAway developed at USF to explore how travelers choose between public transit, transportation network companies (TNC), and other modes (e.g., micro-mobility) and how to influence this behavior. The project will focus on first and last-mile connections and filling gaps in the transit network, as well as older adults, people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations. OneBusAway currently provides real-time transit information to users on a full range of devices and communications modes (e.g., mobile apps, text messaging, etc.) and serves more than 400,000 individuals across ten cities in the United States. The objective of this project is to expand OneBusAway by including information on mobility providers in the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. The UPRM NICR team has coordinated the activities to implement OneBusAway with the two bus services operating in the Municipality of Mayagüez in Puerto Rico. This presentation will provide the details of the bus services in the Municipality of Mayaguez and presents the results from the initial implementation phase of the OneBusAway open-source platform.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Dr. Didier M. Valdés-Díaz is a Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (UPRM). Dr. Valdés obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include the application of operations research tools, simulation and systems engineering, and system dynamics to the analysis, modeling, and control of transportation systems; driving simulation and highway safety; information and traffic control strategies on urban networks; urban rail transportation systems; information supply strategies during incident situations; Intelligent Transportation Systems; optimal control and fuzzy logic and their applications to traffic control.