Fast-Trips is a bleeding edge, open-source person-based dynamic transit assignment tool that addresses an urgent need in many urban areas to measure and estimate benefits of projects that address transit congestion and reliability.
As an open source tool licensed under a permissive license, it can also serve as a testbed environment for researchers but can also be leveraged by commercial vendors to add the technology to their products.
This project is overseen by a board-approved Project Management Group (PMG) as follows:
More to come!
Fast-trips was originally developed by Alireza Khani, Mark Hickman and others at the University of Arizona and was implemented in the Sacramento region as part of the SHRP2 C10B research project.
Fast-Trips has been implemented in Austin TX by the University of Texas Center for Transportation Research and in the Twin Cities by the University of Minnesota (all led by Dr. Alireza Khani).
A tri-agency project team (led by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and joined by PSRC and SFCTA) forked the project in 2013sh, refactored it into mainly Python and implemented it in the Bay Area and Puget Sound regions as part of a SHRP2-C10 Implementation Assistance Program (IAP) project.
At the termination of the C10 IAP project, the project management team voted to apply to the Zephyr Foundation for them to be the new home for the python-based Fast-Trips project.
This tentative workplan was developed at the conclusion of the C10 IAP project. The plan of work should process along several tracks. Tracks will have velocities based on their relative priority, but progress on one track should not necessarily block or substitute progress on another.
Software Engineering Track
PMG Supported using remaining funds to fund this track
PMG Supported applying for grant funds for this track
PMG Supporting using in-kind support for this track
Feedback or requests to be involved can be sent to to the GTFS-ride chair: [email protected].
2019-01-14 – The Fast-Trips Project Management Group will met at the TRB Annual Meeting in Washington DC.