Open bus data makes transit schedules more reliable

  • Date: 04/04/2022

Researchers at the University of Washington used bus location and speed data from two Seattle-area transit networks to create a dashboard that shows the average bus speed between stops, allowing officials to pinpoint slowdowns.

To identify the areas where buses slow down and pinpoint where improvements can be made, researchers are tapping into open bus data.

As part of an ongoing study, researchers at the University of Washington Mobility Innovation Center built an open source tool called TransitVis to help transit officials find chronic slow spots and optimize bus travel time.

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