Transit agencies are beginning to harness the value of external data, but challenges remain.
The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program's TCRP Research Report 213: Data Sharing Guidance for Public Transit Agencies – Now and in the Future is designed to help agencies make decisions about sharing their data, including how to evaluate benefits, costs, and risks.
Many transit agencies have realized benefits from sharing their internal data sets, ranging from improved customer information, to innovative research findings that help the transit agency improve performance.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Data Sharing Guidance for Public Transit Agencies – Now and in the Future. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25696.
|Chapter 1 - Introduction||5-10|
|Chapter 2 - Guidance||11-19|
|Chapter 3 - Factors Impacting Transit Agency Decisions about Data Sharing||20-35|
|Chapter 4 - Models for Sharing Public Transit Data||36-44|
|Chapter 5 - Models for Accessing External Data Sources||45-48|
|Chapter 6 - Major Challenges||49-53|
|Chapter 7 - Conclusions and Next Steps||54-57|
|Bibliography and Other Resources||58-60|
|Appendix A - Data Types and Sharing Attributes||61-65|
|Appendix B - Interview Guides||66-72|
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