June 2017 Shakeup


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Bus Stops BusStops0617.zip
Limited Express LimExp0617.zip
Rapid & Transitway RapidBRT0617.zip
Commuters & Circulators ComCir0617.zip
Local Central Business District LocalCBD0617.zip
Individuals Individuals0617.zip
Local Non-Central Business District LocalNonCBD0617.zip


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801 Blue Track 03/16 801_Blue_Track_0316.zip
802 Red Purple Track 03/16 802_Red_Purple_Track_0316.zip
803 Green Track 03/16 803_Green_Track_0316.zip
804 Gold Track 03/16 804_Gold_Track_0316.zip
806 Expo Track 03/16 806_Expo_Track_0316.zip


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Blue Line (801) Stations 0316 801_Blue_Stations_0316.zip
Red and Purple Line (802/805) Stations 0316 802_805_RedPurple_Stations_0316.zip
Green Line (803) Stations 0316 803_Green_Stations_0316.zip
Gold Line (804) Stations 0316 804_Gold_Stations_0316.zip
Expo (806) Stations 0316 806_Expo_Stations_0316.zip
All Stations 316 Stations_All_0316.zip

  1. About once every six months there is a “shakeup” where most bus service changes are implemented. The Bus Line and Bus Stop shapefiles reflect the December 2014 shakeup.
    1. The new Valley Westside Express is contained in the LimExp1214 dataset as Line 788. The Orange and Silver Lines are contained in the RapidBRT1214 as Line 901 and 910 respectively.
    2. Some things to know about using the Bus Line Datasets:
      1. If you want to display a specific Line, such as the aforementioned Line 901, within a GIS environment: open the attribute table and scroll down the VAR_ROUTE column until you see several consecutive rows with the same line number, in this example “901”. If you highlight these rows the route-of-line will be highlighted in the map.
      2. You can then export those rows into a separate dataset; probably best naming it after the Line, in this example “Line_901” or “Orange_Line”.
  2. The Rail Line shapefiles are the same as the prior update. The Rail Stations and Rail Portals have been updated to Metro Standard naming for the Stations and Portals. Basically, Rail info about Lines, Stations and portals do not change once the facilities are constructed (except for corrections).
    1. Some things to know about the rail station numbering system:
      1. Each station has been given a 5-digit number.
        1. The first 3 digits identify the BOS (Basic Operating Schedule) of the Line. The Blue and Expo Lines are scheduled in tandem under 801; the Red and Purple Lines are scheduled in tandem under 802; the Green Line is scheduled under 803 and the Gold Line is scheduled under 804.
        2. The next 2 digits identify the station. Stations shared by two Lines are given the same 2-digit numbers (there are 6 stations shared by the Red and Purple Lines and 2 stations shared by the Expo and Blue Lines).
      2. Portals have the same number as their station with a portal identifier added as a single alpha character.
  3. There are now two Bus Stops shapefiles. “Lines Serving Stops” shows what Lines serve each stop. “Stops On Lines” shows the stops on a given Line; it is sorted by Line, Direction and Stop Number – each row is a stop; a stop can be in several rows if it serves several Lines.

NOTE: The Bus Stops file was changed on 12/14/2015. The Bus Lines file was changed on 12/14/2015. The Rail Stations and Rail Portals shapefiles were edited on 07/15/2015. See the details below for specific updates.

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Athena Thai

Service Performance Analysis