This project developed a set of desktop tools to analyze archived fixed-route transit automatic vehicle location (AVL) data for the purpose of measuring on-time performance and developing schedule times (running times) between timepoints. The tools were developed using data from the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) in Albany, NY.
The project also intended to determine if the tools developed could be exported to other transit agencies with a different AVL system than that used by CDTA. Application of the tools to transit systems in Ann Arbor and Allentown demonstrated that the system could be exported to develop appropriate running times on data from different AVL products.
The contractor's final report is available.