In Baltimore and Kansas City, AVL improved on-time bus performance by 23 percent and 12 percent, respectively; in Milwaukee, AVL contributed to a 28 percent reduction in buses behind schedule by more than one minute.

July 1995
Baltimore,Maryland,United States; Kansas City,Missouri,United States; Milwaukee,Wisconsin,United States

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The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority used AVL in and around Kansas City and improved on-time performance by 12 percent in one year. Previous attempts to improve on-time bus performance using coordinated efforts resulted in a 7 percent improvement from 1986 to 1989.

Preliminary results from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, indicated that 28 percent fewer buses were more than one minute behind schedule. The Mass Transit Administration in Baltimore, Maryland, reported a 23 percent improvement in on-time performance by AVL-equipped buses.


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Milwaukee County Transit System, Status Report

Author: Giugno, M.

Published By: Milwaukee County

Source Date: July 1995


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automated vehicle location, computer aided dispatch, automatic vehicle locator, AVL, CAD, AVL/CAD

Benefit ID: 2000-00110