An Approach to Evaluate the Impact on Travel Time of Bus Network Changes

Kathrin Rodríguez Llanes, Marco A. Casanova, Hélio Lopes, José Antonio F. de Macedo

Abstract

This paper proposes an approach to evaluate the impact of bus network changes on bus travel time. The approach relies on data obtained from buses equipped with GPS devices, which act as mobile traffic sensors. It involves three main steps: (1) analysis of the bus network to determine which road segments are frequently traversed by buses; (2) computation of bus travel time patterns by segment; (3) evaluation of how much the bus travel time patterns vary when bus network changes take place. The approach combines graph algorithms and geospatial data mining techniques. It can be applied to cities served by a dense bus network, where buses are equipped with active GPS devices that continuously transmit their position. The paper applies the proposed approach to evaluate how bus travel time patterns in the City of Rio de Janeiro were affected by traffic changes implemented mostly for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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Rodríguez Llanes K., Casanova M., Lopes H. and F. de Macedo J. (2017). An Approach to Evaluate the Impact on Travel Time of Bus Network Changes . In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-247-9, pages 23-32. DOI: 10.5220/0006231700230032


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@conference{iceis17,
author={Kathrin Rodríguez Llanes and Marco A. Casanova and Hélio Lopes and José Antonio F. de Macedo},
title={An Approach to Evaluate the Impact on Travel Time of Bus Network Changes},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2017},
pages={23-32},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006231700230032},
isbn={978-989-758-247-9},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - An Approach to Evaluate the Impact on Travel Time of Bus Network Changes
SN - 978-989-758-247-9
AU - Rodríguez Llanes K.
AU - Casanova M.
AU - Lopes H.
AU - F. de Macedo J.
PY - 2017
SP - 23
EP - 32
DO - 10.5220/0006231700230032