Tag: Brian Ferris

Attitudes of Bus Operators Towards Real-Time Transit Information Tools

Abstract Although it is apparent that providing useful information has a positive effect on transit riders, no studies to date have investigated bus operators’ reactions to real-time arrival information and other potential rider information tools. In this study, the project

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Next Steps in Transit Rider Information: Development of a Webapp for Personalized Transit Service Alerts

Abstract In the midst of operating their service, transit agencies must continually respond to situations such as construction, detours, accidents, severe weather, or special events. Response to these events often comes in the form of temporary service modifications such as

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Beyond Context Sensitive Solutions: Using Value Sensitive Design to Identify Needed Transit Information Tools

Abstract Although the practice of Context-Sensitive Solutions instructs transportation designers to respect community values, the focus is typically on the surroundings of the project rather than the direct and indirect stakeholders who will be affected by a solution. Therefore, the

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Where Is My Bus?

Abstract: In order to attract more choice riders, transit service must not only have a high level of service in terms of frequency and travel time but also must be reliable. Although transit agencies continuously work to improve on-time performance,

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OneBusAway: Behavioral and Satisfaction Changes Resulting from Providing Real-Time Arrival Information for Public Transit

Abstract: Public transit systems play an important role in providing mobility, combating traffic congestion, reducing carbon emissions, and promoting compact, sustainable urban communities. The usability of transit can be significantly enhanced by providing good traveler information systems. OneBusAway is a

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OneBusAway: Improving the Usability of Public Transit

Abstract: Public transit systems play an important role in providing transportation mobility to a significant portion of the community, while at the same time combating traf?c congestion, reducing carbon emissions, and promoting compact, sustainable urban communities. We can help existing

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Explore: An Attraction Search Tool for Transit Trip Planning

Abstract: Publishing information about a transit agency’s stops, routes, schedules, and status in a variety of formats and delivery methods is an essential part of improving the usability of a transit system and the satisfaction of a system’s riders. A

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OneBusAway: Results from Providing Real-Time Arrival Information for Public Transit

Abstract: Public transit systems play an important role in combating traffic congestion, reducing carbon emissions, and promoting compact, sustainable urban communities. The usability of public transit can be significantly enhanced by providing good traveler information systems. We describe OneBusAway, a set of transit

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Location-Aware Tools for Improving Public Transit Usability

Abstract: Real-time arrival information can significantly enhance the usability of public transit systems. OneBusAway provides such information to more than 7,000 Seattle-area bus riders’ mobile devices every day. Citation: Ferris, B., Watkins, K., and Borning, A. (2010) “Location-Aware Tools for

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OneBusAway: A Transit Traveller Information System

Abstract: Public transit is an important tool for those looking to ease their commutes, reduce their car dependence, or perhaps minimize their environmental impact. Unfortunately, the usability of transit systems often leaves much to be desired, to the point of deterring new

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