publication . Article . 2007

Estimating bus passenger waiting times from incomplete bus arrivals data

Fraser McLeod;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2007 Journal: Journal of the Operational Research Society, volume 58, pages 1,518-1,525 (issn: 0160-5682, eissn: 1476-9360, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
This paper considers the problem of estimating bus passenger waiting times at bus stops using incomplete bus arrivals data. This is of importance to bus operators and regulators as passenger waiting time is a key performance measure. Average waiting times are usually estimated from bus headways, that is, time gaps between buses. It is both time-consuming and expensive to measure bus arrival times manually so methods using automatic vehicle location systems are attractive; however, these systems do not usually provide 100% data coverage and missing data are problematical. The paper contributes to the general theory of estimating headway variance using incomplete ...
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free text keywords: Marketing, Management Science and Operations Research, Strategy and Management, Management Information Systems, Scheduling (computing), Missing data, Information system, Data set, Automatic vehicle location, Operations research, Headway, Purchasing, Computer science, Spurious relationship
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