Get our free book (in Spanish or English) on rainwater now - To Catch the Rain.

OSSTIP/WPPTUA1- Developing a timetable for a higher-frequency and expanded SmartBus network

From Appropedia
< OSSTIP
Revision as of 00:57, 11 March 2015 by PatSunter (Talk | Contributions) (Updating requirements with updated bus route upgrades)

Jump to: navigation, search

WP Essentials

This is a Work Package as part of the OSSTIP project.

Inputs: PTUA's specification of which bus routes to improve, and what frequency to use. Working OSSTIP tools to allow sub-setting an existing GTFS network, and modifying the frequency of certain routes, to then create a new GTFS file (See OSSTIP/WP6.

Outputs: Created GTFS file of SmartBus routes with increased frequency. Modified original buses GTFS file, with the specified SmartBus routes removed.

Estimated Time: Small-Medium

Requirements Summary

As part of the PTUA Action-Case work in building OSSTIP, improving the smartbus network frequency was one of the negotiated targets to analyse and communicate as part of their network reform policy proposal.

Specifically, the bus networks to increase to 10-min or lower headway, during 6am-midnight, 7-days-a-week, are:

  • existing smartbus routes: 703, 900, 901, 902, 903, 905, 906, 907, 908
    • Note:- see below that in Feb 2015 we also decided to split the very long Smartbus routes 901, 902, 903 into subsets, similar to Transdev's announced plans for the routes.
  • A secondary list of routes of interest:
    • 223, 246, 250, 402, 410, 472, 600, 630, 828, 216, 219, 220, 552, 732.
    • Note:- after a workshop in November 2014 showing the geometry of the updated routes in QGIS, at the PTUA's request we added some extra bus routes to the upgrade list, so it became routes:
    • 216, 219, 220, 223, 232, 235, 246, 250, 270, 400, 402, 410, 411, 418, 420, 446, 447, 472, 494, 504, 508, 513, 552, 556, 561, 562, 600, 623, 630, 679, 693, 732, 733, 734, 737, 767, 781, 788, 791, 800, 822, 823, 824, 828, 841, 862

Results

Using the expanded capacities of the SimpleGTFSCreator

TBC.