Dealing with long term goals and short term demands, transit organizations face issues that benefit greatly from a geographic perspective. With standard and customized GIS tools, thorough analysis can be performed on the dynamic yet constant needs of a public client base. From adjusting routes to avoid traffic impedements to adding new stops for underserviced regions, managers and decision-makers need to have information that accurately reflect the surrounding communities and public transportation networks.
GIS applications for transit concerns include:
- Modeling public ridership
- Inventory stops and facilities
- Studying and planning new or existing routes
- Tracking and reviewing accidents
- Monitoring traffic patterns and impact
- Infrastructure improvement planning