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Dr. Jonathan R. Peters
Dr. Candace Brakewood
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The goal of this project was to take a critical look at how new technologies used by transit riders can transform transportation, particularly to assess what riders do after they obtain travel information. The smartphone application, Transit App, which provides real-time transit and shared mobility information, was used in this research. The Transit App dataset has the potential to demonstrate how real-time travel information can be used to improve transportation evaluation and planning. This research was an initial step in exploring the potential for continuous measurement tools to augment existing travel survey and operational data and also increase the information that is available to study transitory travel patterns and seasonal variation in demand and supply of transportation services.