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This project aims to evaluate the reduction in greenhouse gases in transit operations through the development and evaluation of dynamic bus routing and scheduling based on real-time data. It also focuses on assessing and predicting real-time and future demand at bus stops and developing enabling communication networks and fuel consumption models.

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  1. TIGGER Grant

  2. Project Objective Hypothesis • Evaluate and assess reduction in greenhouse gases in transit operations • Develop and evaluate dynamic routing/scheduling based on real-time data and information • Develop and evaluate real-time/future demand at bus stops • Develop and evaluate enabling communication networks • Develop and evaluate fuel consumption models • Document and access change to transit operations through system integration

  3. TIGGER Grant Overview TIGGER – Transit Investment in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction • BT and VTTI are partnering to complete this study on the effects of Dynamic Bus Routing and Scheduling to conserve fuel and provide better customer service.

  4. TIGGER Grant General Idea • Collect data at stop-level to build a better picture of demand in near real-time. • Proactive vs. Reactive • Will be able to predict when additional buses will be needed before the need arises

  5. Reason for Study To see if it is possible to use dynamic routing to: • Reduce CO2 gases/fuel usage • Enable a more efficient transit system • Increase customer satisfaction

  6. Project Scope • Project Planning– develop schedule, routing model development and implementation. • Data collection– evaluation and selection of methods and hardware for data collection. • Data analysis and modeling algorithm development • Implementation and testing of the routing/scheduling plan • System-wide implementation

  7. Partners • Kimley-Horne • Keep us on schedule • Serve as liaison • VTTI • Develop model to measure success • Partner in deciding technologies, routes, and other aspects of project

  8. What this means? • We will be trying out various technologies • Cameras • Apps • Hokie Passport Readers • They will be used to show us where the people are waiting

  9. Next Steps • Survey- emailed to students end of September • Procure equipment • Install equipment • Run study in Spring 2014 • Analyze results and produce reports

  10. Changes You May See • We have to engage internal and external customers to make sure the project is clear • There may be a greater call volume with questions/complaints about service • There will be several technologies we need to procure and process

  11. Where We Are • Procuring data logger to pull back information • Testing various technologies (i.e. Cameras) • Setting up database to house information • Sending out survey to gauge rider opinion

  12. Planned Time frame • April 2013- Kick off Meeting! • Summer 2013 – Procure Equipment • Fall 2013 – Deploy Equipment • Winter 2013\Spring 2014 – Evaluation • Summer 2014 – End of study and Analysis

  13. Map of Test Area

  14. Team Members • Tim Witten • Scott Shillig • Steve Jones • Gracie Nelson • Cole Dagerhardt • Mike Harris • Andy Alden • Andy Edwardes • Hesham Rakha • Ihab El-Shawarby

  15. Questions?

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