How is the data obtained?
Passenger travel information from anonymized, location-based services data from smartphones, supplemented with transit farecard and ridership data (APC, ridership from regional providers) and Equity-focus Communities (EFC) data from LA Metro.
What’s next for Measure Up! LOCUS?
In addition to the passenger flows, a new goods movement tool for 2021 developed using truck GPS data will also be released shortly. CS, LA Metro, and RIITS will be jointly hosting webinars and training sessions highlighting the tool’s capabilities and multitude of use cases that can benefit from these data.
More about the LOCUS and LA Metro Partnership
This renewal marks six years of LOCUS in Los Angeles County. LOCUS has supported some of the most pressing transportation projects in the county aimed at improved mobility, equity, and sustainability - LA Metro’s NextGen Bus Redesign, I710 and I405 Congested Multimodal Corridor Plans, SCAG Climate Plan, Metro’s Rail Network Integration Study, Travel Demand Management Plan, Regional Connector and Green Line Market Analyses, Metrolink Burbank Airport Rail Connectivity Analysis, and Foothill Transit Comprehensive Operations Analysis, amongst others.
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About Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro)
We serve as transportation planner and coordinator, designer, builder, and operator for the country’s largest, most populous county. More than 10 million people – nearly one-fourth of California’s residents – live, work and play within our 1,433-square-mile service area. Visit metro.net.
About Regional Integration of Intelligent Transportation Systems - Measure Up! Program
RIITS supports the exchange of transportation information and resources between and within government organizations for regional operational mobility improvements. The Metro Arterial Performance Measurement Program (known as Measure Up!) evaluated the performance of major arterials throughout Los Angeles County to provide agencies and stakeholders with a detailed, reliable assessment of service on each part of the network, and to establish a baseline for evaluation of various arterial improvements and investments. Visit riits.net.
About Cambridge Systematics – LOCUS
Cambridge Systematics, Inc. has specialized in transportation for more than 50 years. By providing innovative solutions in planning, modeling, analytics, operations and software applications, we help our clients make decisions to meet future transportation needs while enhancing the performance of existing infrastructure. To help our clients understand challenging travel behavior questions, we created LOCUS, a suite of customizable data products built using anonymized Location-based Services (LBS) data. These products can be used readily with traditional transportation data sources to provide flexible, current and right-sized solutions for your agency. Visit camsys.com or click here to learn more about LOCUS.