By analysing anonymised data obtained from commuters' fare cards and identifying commuter hotspots to manage bus fleets, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) can help improve commuting experience. Arrival times of buses are tracked using sensors installed in over 5,000 vehicles, and the real-time location data of buses helps facilitate transport planning to better meet commuters' demands.
Insights gained from data can help LTA better anticipate and address the needs of different types of commuters through improved policy planning.
For an idea of how data and data analytics can provide insights to help in the management of Singapore's traffic to better serve citizens, visit https://sgtrafficwatch.org/. Explore how different data sources can be correlated to explain congestions and other traffic outliers in real-time, and in understanding historical trends. Using data from the LTA Land Transport DataMall and NEA weather service, analytical charts also plot current traffic conditions against past trends.