Location: Boston, MA/Chicago, IL
Client: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Chicago Transit Authority
Role: Lead Analyst
For my master’s research at MIT, I examined the concept of a bus hold light system based on headways of arriving trains in an effort to improve rail-to-bus transfer connectivity through a simple-to-implement, low-cost dispatching strategy. An analytical model and a simulation model were developed to analyze the impacts of the proposed headway-based hold light system on total passenger wait time and other relevant measures of transfer performance.
Learn more and download my master’s thesis here.