Benefits and issues of bus travel time estimation and prediction

Le Minh Kieu, Ashish Bhaskar, Edward Chung

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Bus travel time estimation and prediction are two important modelling approaches which could facilitate transit users in using and transit providers in managing the public transport network. Bus travel time estimation could assist transit operators in understanding and improving the reliability of their systems and attracting more public transport users. On the other hand, bus travel time prediction is an important component of a traveller information system which could reduce the anxiety and stress for the travellers. This paper provides an insight into the characteristic of bus in traffic and the factors that influence bus travel time. A critical overview of the state-of-the-art in bus travel time estimation and prediction is provided and the needs for research in this important area are highlighted. The possibility of using Vehicle Identification Data (VID) for studying the relationship between bus and cars travel time is also explored.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event35th Australasian Transport Research Forum, ATRF 2012 - Perth, Australia
Duration: 26 Sep 201228 Sep 2012


Conference35th Australasian Transport Research Forum, ATRF 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation

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