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Public transport demand monitoring and management

A project carried out under the Community's specific RTD programme in the field of Information Technologies (ESPRIT) has developed a system for the allocation of public passenger transport resources on the basis of continuous monitoring of use.

The system uses a passenger dem...
A project carried out under the Community's specific RTD programme in the field of Information Technologies (ESPRIT) has developed a system for the allocation of public passenger transport resources on the basis of continuous monitoring of use.

The system uses a passenger demand monitoring system (SCP) linked to a resource allocation software tool (MAREC). The monitoring system uses novel techniques, such as footprint counting in buses, to measure, more accurately than previously, the movements of passengers. The information on passenger demand collected in this way is then transmitted to the MAREC system, which develops schedules for bus routes as the day progresses. The system allows public transport managers to visualize different scenarios as they develop. They can then anticipate and deal with transport bottlenecks as they arise.

Source: European Commission, ISPO
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