We’re Here to Get You There: A Statistical Analysis of Bridgewater State University’s Transit System

Abigail Adams and Dr. Wanchunzi Yu, Dept. of Mathematics, Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, MA 02325

Bridgewater State University first established its on-campus transportation service in January of 1984. While it began only running as an on-campus service for students throughout the day, the service grew to expand by offering an off-campus connection to the neighboring city of Brockton and absorbed the night service system from the campus safety team. As BSU Transit continues to grow, the organization is seeking ways to improve not only their overall service, but their advertising campaign as well. With the collection of about 5-10 years of data, I am utilizing descriptive statistics and statistical modeling to analyze this data and produce informative results for BSU Transit. The goal of this analysis is to assist BSU Transit in improving their service, as well as produce visualizations and predictions for the organization’s advertising program. I have implemented time series analysis and forecasting in order to predict future patterns of passenger counts, mileage counts, fuel economy, and more, while the descriptive statistics breakdown provides the overall view of the system's growth through the years.

Additional Abstract Information

Presenter: Abigail Adams

Institution: Bridgewater State University

Type: Poster

Subject: Mathematics

Status: Approved

Time and Location

Session: Poster 8
Date/Time: Tue 5:00pm-6:00pm
Session Number: 5582