Foursquare ITP has developed several tools that make the tracking of transit amenities and capital assets easier for our clients. From working with asset management systems such as TERM-Lite to creating custom tools for agencies to track bus stop locations and amenities, we develop applications to make the mundane tasks of asset management and inventory streamlined and ready for decision makers.
This tool pulls service level data from GTFS or manual inputs, along with layover requirements to calculates bus bay utilization and need at transit hubs during peak hours. It is also used to calculate the number of bus bays or bus stops needed at new transit hubs.
Example Application: Foursquare ITP used this tool to evaluate the Mark Center Transit Center in Alexandria, Virginia and calculate the number of future bus bays needed to accommodate planned BRT services. This ensured that the transit center will be designed and funded to accommodate the anticipated service.