Three Big Benefits of Real-time Transit Data
Real-time transit data—and the mobile applications that use it to tell riders where a bus is at any given moment—is changing the waiting game in ways that experts are only starting to measure in hard numbers.
“While this strategy does not actually improve the reliability of service, it helps riders to adjust their behavior in the event that a vehicle is running behind schedule,” said transit scholar Candace Brakewood of the City College of New York during a recent webcast for the Center for Urban Transportation Research. “It helps improve the perception of reliability.”
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