The presented system for integral management of regional public transport is based on a Geoinformation System (GIS) and includes tools for data management and display. The tools operate on a dataset that contains all the data necessary for management of public transport on rail and road. The data structure is entity-based and is methodically defined and published as a reference. All the user editable data is managed on GIS base layers (maps, orthophotographs) and publicly available GIS overlays (road, rail and waterway network, and auxiliary layers such as topography and buildings). The specific public transport data includes geographical data about station points, obtained from field measurements, user defined data about public transport itinerary segments between station points, and user editable data about public transport itineraries. Once the set of itineraries is defined, the system provides its users to create individual journeys on these. The journeys are the base for collecting the economic data, usable for the transport operators in preparing tender applications and for the managing authorities in preparing concession calls. The system incorporates all the support tools, which include a station point cataloguing form, a map editor with line section and station point management tools, itinerary creation tools with connection search abilities, and interface to GPS receivers for field work. Due to its modular structure, the system is expandable with additional data and functionality according to user needs. One such possible expansion is an interface for data collection from in-vehicle terminals. Currently, the system is targeted to regional public transport in Slovenia, but can be adapted to other regions.
Ambrož, M., Korinšek, J., Blaž, J., & Prebil, I. (2016). Integral Management of Public Transport. In Transportation Research Procedia (Vol. 14, pp. 382–391). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2016.05.090