As part of our ongoing work with the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), Foursquare ITP created a premium bus service plan, which reconfigured existing BaltimoreLink bus service in a corridor around a frequent, limited-stop, premium bus service with bus rapid transit (BRT) characteristics and improvements to travel times, performance, and customer experience. Throughout the planning process, our data scientists used R to perform various tasks including headway and stop spacing calculations, origin-destination analysis that supported investigation into travel patterns with long trips or many transfers, and the creation of various inputs to route description sheets, including boardings by distance charts, street geometry data, dwell time, and ridership activity.

Solutions and Outcomes
  • Developed premium bus service plan.