The automated analysis process provides accurate results that one does entirely manual, as the tools you can use can incorporate many variables without getting overwhelmed. Check out the different automated tools that will help you in your transit network design project.
ArcGIS Pro and ArcMap
If you want to make good use of several tools at once, you will need to create a network that allows traffic of data between all of them.
Since ArcGIS Pro has many tools that you can use, it is a bit of a pre-made network. For those using ArcMap, you have the option of downloading Add GTFS to your toolbox in Network Dataset.
Calculate Travel Time Statistics
This tool analyses statistics of the amount of time that it takes several transit lines to move from location to location, delivering its results on a timetable.
Calculate Accessibility Matrix
If you want to estimate just how the dynamics of transit in a determined area at a determined time works, you just use this tool. It will calculate how many destinations were reached during every minute in the timeframe you chose, including those that could be reached with varying frequency.
Prepare Time-Lapse Polygons
A tool that is perfect for analyzing the Service Area many times a day. Prepare Time-Lapse Polygons has that name because its results can help you make a time-lapse video. Additionally, its results can be used as input to the next tool.
Create Percent Access Polygons
If you want to know the transit coverage that an area has during a determined period and create access polygons, this tool is going to make your life easier. It analyses the structure of existing transit schedules combining the data obtained at different times of the day.
Make sure you take the time to master these tools, as it will give your projects an added boost of speed, accuracy, and efficiency.