The Transit Management Information System (TRANSMIS) of Southern California Rapid Transit District is a multi-faceted computer application that ultimately will involve nearly all of the SCRTD operations. TRANSMIS-I is an off-the-shelf software application for vehicle management, materials management, financial management and capital-project control system. TRANSMIS-II covers bus system planning, scheduling, runcutting, bus operator bidding and assignments, transportation payroll and personnel information. Ultimately TRANSMIS-II will include a model to simulate labor negotiation. A third major element of TRANSMIS is the Computerized Customer Information System (CCIS) which ultimately covers the entire SCRTD service region. This data base with its electronic map develops routes and alternatives with transfer points, schedule time and cost between any two travel points. A comparable system without the electronic data bases would cost $1 million more to operate annually. TRANSMIS-I, the vehicle and material management system, was the first to be introduced. It was decided not to simply computerize former job processes but to utilize computers to the limits of their abilities. SCRTD then turned the development process over to consultants. SCRTD and its consultants chose to adopt portions of systems developed previously by Bay Area Rapid Transit, New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Chicago Transit Authority. The result is a system that controls maintenance activities at each division while knowing what each mechanic is doing and how each bus is performing. SCRTD estimated overall savings of $50 million from its $35 million investment in the various phases of TRANSMIS.

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  • Authors:
    • Herbert, R
  • Publication Date: 1985-7

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  • Accession Number: 00399819
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1985 12:00AM