Step 6. Understanding and Modifying Trips

The trips panel gives you an interactive visual overview of the number of vehicles and capacity, as well as the revenue distance.

If you have followed steps 1-6, you have now successfully created a road-based scheduled service.

Understanding the Trip Graph

The vehicles, capacity and revenue distance tabs display the following respective data as graphs for each day of the week that has been included in your service calendar:

  • Vehicles per hour vs time of day.
  • Capacity vs time of day. Capacity here is calculated as vehicles p/hr * vehicle capacity.
  • Revenue distance (the distance the service is running and accepting actual passengers, i.e the distance travelled minus any deadheadings, in km) vs day of the week.

Modifying the Trip Graph

Anything in Podaris with a dotted underline can usually be clicked on and edited.

  1. Click on the headway ('EVERY') of 15m and change the value to ‘2m’ and press enter. You should see the fleet size update to reflect how many vehicles would be needed for such a high service level.