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BRT+ Monthly Webinar: BusAssist: A headway management system based on AVL data

This session of BRT webinar will be presented by Pedro Lizana on Wednesday 13th December at 17:00 EST.

Frequency and regularity are probably the two most important elements in a transit service. In the case of Santiago de Chile, the greatest demands made by the citizens were frequency and regularity (27%) followed by the service quality (20%) and bus design (13%). One of the problems faced by operators in achieving regularity is that bus services have a natural tendency to bunch due to spatial and temporal variations in passenger demand and travel times.

To mitigate this problem several control strategies have been proposed, been holding one of the most widely studied. In 2014 we started the development of BusAssist, a headway management solution based on standard AVL data. The system is composed of an intelligent mobile/web dispatching tool and a driver app to monitor on route performance. It is currently implemented in Santiago and Punta Arenas with upcoming tests in Sweden and the US.

Pedro Lizana is the General Manager of TransitUC, the startup developing BusAssist and other applications for urban mobility. Pedro has a MSc. in Transportation Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.


Event: BRT+ Webinar: BusAssist: A headway management system based on AVL data

When: Wednesday 13th December at 17:00 EST

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