Tracking the Atlanta Streetcar in Real Time

The Atlanta Streetcar has begun using a new real-time dispatching method developed at Georgia Tech that eliminates the need for schedules and cuts down on passenger wait times.
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Kari Watkins and Ph.D student Simon Berrebi  developed an algorithm that ensures each vehicle is spaced evenly along the 2.7 mile route in downtown Atlanta, maximizing the frequency of service.

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