Big Data in Transportation Planning

Decisions about transport projects in Barcelona are impacted by big data, especially with regard to determining how to implement a transport network and decongest the city. Big data on the flow of traffic in the city is used to help policymakers to come up with measures that are effective. According to Ukkusuri and Yang (2019), big data is used to predict passenger volumes at a given time. The data can be captured from a wide range of sources such as online booking apps and social media. By forecasting travel volume, the transport industry can make decisions about the fleet of passenger vehicles or trains that are required.

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