Choosing Smart Technologies: A Guide for Busy Rural Paratransit Operators

This manual attempts to address the needs of rural paratransit operators through the use of smart technology. Questions asked, and answered, in the manual include: 1. What are our primary needs and concerns? 2.What technologies can address these concerns? 3. What kind of information does a small transit property need in acquiring technologies? 4. What are the costs involved? 5. Is the technology worth the investment? 6. Are there other ways of accessing the technology without having each property purchase it individually? 7. How do we select a vendor or integrator? and 8. What are possible funding sources?

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    • This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Transportation's University Transportation Centers Program and the Iowa Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange.
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    Iowa State University, Ames

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    Midwest Transportation Center

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  • Authors:
    • Kihl, Mary
    • Crum, Michael
    • Shin, Duane
  • Publication Date: 1996-9-1


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Bibliography; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 71p

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  • Accession Number: 01421297
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: UTC, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:46AM