Lehman Center for Transportation Research at Florida International University

Development of APTS Data Archiving and Mining System (ADAMS)

  • Sponsor: University of South Florida/Florida Department of Transportation
  • Contact: Dr. Fabian Cevallos, (954) 234-4183, fabian.cevallos@fiu.edu

  • The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida, under contract with the FDOT Public Transit Office, is continuing its year-three Resource for Advanced Public Transportation Systems (RAPTS) program to provide technical expertise, facilitate information exchange, and foster statewide coordination and cooperation to ensure successful and cost effective deployment of Advanced Public Transportation Systems (APTS) throughout the State of Florida.

    The objective of this project is to develop of data mining and analysis program to demonstrate how raw data generated by APTS technologies can be converted into meaningful and useful information for transit planning and management, a web-based prototype data archiving, mining and analysis application will be developed to serve as an example of such application for Florida transit systems.

    The application will be designed to demonstrate how raw APTS data can be taken from the point of generation through archiving, processing, data mining and analysis. ITS/APTS data will be collected from three Florida transit agencies. To ensure that the prototype tests the processing of data from a variety of technologies, such as AVL, APCs, Electronic Farebox, etc, agencies will be selected on the basis of their being able to provide data for one or more representative technologies. In addition, GIS will be used as much as possible to take advantage of the temporal and spatial data that is inherent in the transit business. The APTS Data Archiving and Mining System (ADAMS) resulting from this task shall be incorporated and made a section of the RAPTS website.

    The development and implementation of the ADAMS software will serve as the transit element of the larger FDOT Transportation Data Warehouse project, so an important activity under this task is coordination with the FDOT ITS Office and the University of Florida on the Data Warehouse project.