Houston METRO System Reimagining Scheduling & Implementation Assistance
In 2040 METRO in Houston, TX completed a systemwide analysis of its bus services called the System Reimagining Plan. The plan took a “clean slate” approach to transit in the service area with nearly every existing route being impacted. The implementation of such a sweeping plan required extra scheduling support so that METRO scheduling staff could focus on the day-to-day activities of the system.
CTG assisted METRO staff with the System Reimagining scheduling to ensure a successful implementation. Our duties included a review of route-level running times, comparing them with AVL data from existing segments of the system. We reviewed trip building and blocking, providing alternative strategies to lower cost impacts and improve reliability. CTG also provided run cutting services to ready the final service plan for crew scheduling, which went into effect in August, 2015.
Categories: Transit Implementation and Scheduling