Design and development of interactive trip planning for web-based transit information systems

Zhong Ren Peng, Ruihong Huang

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Abstract

This article presents a Web-based transit information system design that uses Internet Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies to integrate Web serving, GIS processing, network analysis and database management. A path finding algorithm for transit network is proposed to handle the special characteristics of transit networks, e.g., time-dependent services, common bus lines on the same street, and non-symmetric routing with respect to an origin/destination pair. The algorithm takes into account the overall level of services and service schedule on a route to determine the shortest path and transfer points. A framework is created to categorize the development of transit information systems on the basis of content and functionality, from simple static schedule display to more sophisticated real time transit information systems. A unique feature of the reported Web-based transit information system is the Internet-GIS based system with an interactive map interface. This enables the user to interact with information on transit routes, schedules, and trip itinerary planning. Some map rendering, querying, and network analysis functions are also provided. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-425
Number of pages17
JournalTransportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies
Volume8
Issue number1-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Internet GIS
  • Shortest path
  • Transit networks

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  • Computer Science Applications
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Transportation

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Design and development of interactive trip planning for web-based transit information systems. / Peng, Zhong Ren; Huang, Ruihong.

In: Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Vol. 8, No. 1-6, 01.2000, p. 409-425.

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