Implementation of Advanced Technologies in Rural Transit Service for the State of North Dakota

This document, the final report for the Implementation of Advanced Technologies in Rural Transit Service for the State of North Dakota project, describes the motivation for, development and operation of, and lessons learned from an Internet-based trip planning system. The system was developed as an addition to an existing human service website, The new transportation module consisted of a searchable online database of transportation services available within North Dakota. The transportation module was available to online users from November 29, 2004, until the spring of 2006. In the summer of 2006, project resources were transferred to the Small Urban & Rural Transit Center (SURTC), a program of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, at North Dakota State University. Under contract with the North Dakota Department of Transportation, SURTC redesigned the transportation module which remains operational. The final report is intended to meet a number of objectives. In addition to describing the effort and outcomes for reasons of accountability, the document is also meant to be an educational tool to provide information for those involved in Internet-based trip planning systems development as well as the broader Intelligent Transportation Systems and transit communities. The final report includes background information; a description of the project process and outcomes; and the evaluation framework, methods, and findings. The report should be of value to a wide range of transit industry professionals including federal and state program managers, transit agencies, and those involved in advanced public transportation systems engineering especially in small urban and rural communities.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References;
  • Pagination: 31p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01139461
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FTA Report Number ND-26-7011-2009.1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 3 2009 4:05PM