First Advisor

Miguel Figliozzi

Date of Award

6-13-2016

Document Type

Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Civil & Environmental Engineering

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Language

English

Subjects

Transportation -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area -- Planning, Geographic information systems -- Applications to traffic engineering, Local transit -- Oregon -- Portland

DOI

10.15760/CEEMP.11

Abstract

This research investigates the potential of using archived high resolution bus data to describe traffic speeds on roadways; effectively using buses as probe vehicles. This is not only a simple and inexpensive way for transit agencies to better understand their road networks, but also utilizing buses as probe vehicles provides the potential to understand traffic conditions, to understand potential consequences of changes in road infrastructure, and many aspects of traffic utilizing already archived data. Using speed information derived from high resolution bus GPS data and stationary sensor data, this research examines the accuracy of bus GPS data and also discusses advantages, shortcomings, and limitations of utilizing GPS bus data to represent roadway speeds.

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Comments

A research project report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/18451

Previous Versions

Jun 13 2016 (withdrawn)

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