Improving Access and Management of Transit ITS Data

For the Transportation Research Board, (TRB), Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP),  EBP (formerly EDR Group) is leading project TCRP G-18 “Improving Access and Management of Transit ITS Data”.

Transit ITS data, including automated vehicle location, automated fare collection, and automated passenger counter data can provide valuable insight into transit network performance. Currently, this data is collected in a variety of formats and managed differently across agencies, preventing sharing of tools and methodologies between peers. We will develop a standard approach for accessing and managing transit ITS data. The effort will include a review of existing data standards, stakeholder interviews, and a workshop to gather input from across the transit data user community. The objective is to develop standards that are practical to use and have the buy-in of expected users.