GIS for Public Transit

Route Planning

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The City of Mesa used GIS to visualize the planned development of a light rail line.

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Finding a balance to accommodate demand for public transportation and conform to budget constraints is a routine problem for planners to model and solve. Esri GIS technology can help with rich analytic and visual tools.

GIS provides a framework to create predictive models, such as those used to forecast travel demand and plan capital improvements, to support strategic decision making.

GIS helps you
  • Understand travel demand characteristics in community, residential, and employment locations.
  • Segment ridership populations to deliver the most appropriate and effective transit service.
  • Study current ridership patterns and monitor the effectiveness of your existing service levels.

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See how public transit agencies benefit from the use of geographic analysis and GIS.

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