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Analysis of Bus Dwelling Time Pattern in King County

This student team developed statistical models to give King County Metro the estimates of bus dwelling and idling time under different times of day, different types of weather, traffic and road conditions. The dwelling and idling time is related to the quantities of air pollutants such as Particulate Matter (PM), Nitrogen Oxide (NOx), and CO2. Optimizing bus dwelling time and minimizing idling time helps King County Metro reduce air pollutants in the greater Seattle area and improve environmental sustainability.

Faculty Adviser

Patty Buchanan, Assistant Teaching Professsor, Industrial & Systems Engineering

Eli Patten, ME Capstone Director, Mechanical Engineering


Adam Cheng
Andy Kim
Hao Zhu
Isabel Bernstein
Matthew Shull