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What role for smart-card data from bus systems?

Bagchi, Mousumi and White, Peter (2004) What role for smart-card data from bus systems? Municipal Engineer, 157 (1). pp. 39-46. ISSN 0965-0903


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/muen.


This paper examines whether data, generated from smart cards used for bus travel, can be put forward as a replacement for, or a complement to, existing transport data sources. Smart-card data possess certain advantages over existing bus ticket machine data and some sample data sources, allowing them to be used for a range of analysis applications that transport service providers may previously have been unable to or found difficult to undertake. To this end, as a new transport data source, the paper firstly reviews the nature of smart-card data. The paper then goes on to examine the impact of smart-card data in relation to two case studies - one concerning its impact on the data collection process and one looking at the impact on travel behaviour analysis.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Informattion technology, statistical analysis, transport management, transport planning
Research Community:University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of
ID Code:478
Deposited On:24 Nov 2005
Last Modified:11 Aug 2010 15:29

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