DOT – Replacement Transportation
DOT represents all transit authorities in Copenhagen capital area; that is Movia, DSB (National Rail of Denmark) and the Metro.
Rapidis has DOT with the project “Joint Planning of Replacement Transportation”
When doing maintenance on the railway tracks, DSB offers replacement busses in order to minimize passenger inconvenience. With this project DSB and DOT aim to analyze how replacement busses best can be used in combination with other public transportation modes like Movia busses and the Metro – to meet passengers need for transportation.
The DBS objective is to provide alternative means of transportation so that passengers will experience as little inconvenience as possible while some train-lines are cancelled due to track maintenance.
The joint planning should be regarded a better alternative to the former idea of replacing cancelled train-lines with replacement busses in a one-to-one ratio. The joint planning should involve both DSB, Movia and the Metro who can all be part of the best alternative for the passengers to minimize their inconvenience.
- Better utilization of existing public transportation networks
- More public transportation for the same budget
- Higher level of coordination between the transportation authorities
- Data driven approach to route choice modelling
Rapidis have used the Movia Travelcard Analysis system to analyze passengers total trip (need for transportation from start to finish) and then introduce scenarios for track maintenance, insertion of replacement busses and perhaps a higher frequency for selected Movia scheduled busses.
Next step would be to analyze consequences at different scenarios – for affected passengers who we assume have unchanged need for transportation.
Finally we can compare consequences from the various scenarios and determine which scenario that will minimize passenger inconvenience.
US Urban Transit System
Brookings Institution – Analysis of US Urban Transit System.
The Brookings Institution of Washington DC, is using Traffic Analyst to carry out detailed analyses on the quality and efficiency of the transit systems of more than 100 of the largest cities in the US.
Rapidis has developed a module that automates import of transit data in the Google Transit Feed Specification format to Traffic Analyst, in order to facilitate the project. The results of the project can be found here.