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Automatic Passenger Counting (APC)

Automatic Passenger Counting (APC) is used to quantitatively monitor passenger use of Metro's bus network and provide the agency with a critical component of the information needed to enhance and improve its bus services.

Sensors mounted in bus doorways count passengers boarding and exiting at the same time the corresponding information on bus stop location and time is acquired from the AVL system.

At the end of every day, the WAN is used to transfer the accumulated data from each bus to Metro’s central computer system for processing and reporting.