APTS Technologies
Data Management
In the past, measuring transit performance was very difficult and collecting the data necessary to evaluate transit systems was very costly. From the service planning perspective, a large number of employees were initially needed to obtain a small amount of data. Agencies often had to make strategic decisions regarding the amount of money to budget for data collection to support internal decision making, and many agencies chose to direct their funds toward other issues, such as providing more service, rather than data collection. Recently, as a result of the widespread implementation of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and advanced public transit system technologies (APTS), data collection is no longer a limiting factor. Instead, there is concern relating to how we can meaningfully analyze the data these technologies make available and use it to create information relevant for service planning and control. Enterprise data are the set of core data that describe the service provision, operating environment, assets, operations, and maintenance information and are shared by multiple organizational units and applications throughout the transit agency. By managing core data from an integrated, enterprise-wide perspective, a transit agency can more cost effectively realize the benefits of ITS/APTS investments, reduce duplicative efforts, and avoid data inconsistencies. A Database Management System (DBMS) stores the enterprise data and enables ways to transform, clean, and aggregate the data to develop customized reports to distribute throughout the organization.

Enterprise data are the set of core data that describe the service provision, operating environment, assets, operations, and maintenance information and are shared by multiple organizational units and applications throughout the transit agency. By managing core data from an integrated, enterprise-wide perspective, a transit agency can more cost effectively realize the benefits of ITS/APTS investments, reduce duplicative efforts, and avoid data inconsistencies.

A Database Management System (DBMS) stores the enterprise data and enables ways to transform, clean, and aggregate the data to develop customized reports to distribute throughout the organization.





























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