A good public transportation system is crucial to develop smart cities, particularly in great metropolitan areas. It is essential in maintaining the flow of its residents’ daily commutes and allows tourists to easily move around the city. Public transportation agencies around the globe openly share their data for application development and research. All this data can be used to explore the network topology and optimize elements within public transportation options. Network optimization algorithms can be applied to better understand urban mobility, particularly based on a multimodal public transportation network.
Check out the full blog post on network optimization to learn the various algorithms that can be used to evaluate and understand a public transportation network. Included are 4 videos of 4 different cities – in French, Portuguese, Spanish, and English – that provide further details.
Article by Carlos Pinheiro, Principal Data Scientist, SAS