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Geographic Information Systems Applications in Transit
Geographic Information Systems Applications in Transit
Report Number: S-055
This synthesis illustrates the value of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to transit agencies in service provision and in potential cost savings.  It summarizes the experiences of a variety of transit agencies, with information provided from small and medium sized transit operators, as well as from large transit agencies.  It also documents current practices, effective applications, and challenges. In additon, this  synthesis includes a broad-based literature review, supplemented by information from a survey of transit agencies and case studies of five large transit operators.  It covers the full range of transit services including planning, operations, management, information technology, and customer services.

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