VHB’s DataTripper tool helps transit agencies analyze data
VHB, an engineering, design and technology firm, has announced that the development of their latest transportation technology-enabled tool, DataTripper, will provide transit agencies with a user-friendly web application for analyzing and utilizing data. The need stems from the desire to create a faster, easier way to interpret transportation data that has traditionally been cumbersome and fragmented, requiring more time and resources to make connections and find trends.
DataTripper takes a fraction of the time associated with traditional travel data analysis methods and allows users to explore the spatial dimensions of data with the click of a button. This customizable web-based tool uses interactive maps and empowers agencies to make data-informed decisions about future transportation projects, ridership safety, and where to prioritize funding moving forward.
DataTripper combines different data sets — such as ridership capacity, existing routes and stops, time of day, direction, and day of week — from varying sources depending on the need of the user. Once collected, these data sets are merged into one interactive web-based mapping tool, allowing the user to conveniently toggle between the different sets of information. Being able to easily access extensive layers of data in an easy to use format, transit agencies can make data-driven decisions to improve mobility services and enhance community connectivity.