Be smart about technology

This article focuses on the increasingly important role of smart technology in the rail industry. Smart technology serves to provide real-time travel information, including service disruption information, that is critical for passengers. This technology can offer more economical solutions for operators while also improving the passenger experience. The article highlights programs such as Offering Rail Better Information Services (ORBIS), which provides iPhones and IPads to Network Rail trackside workers to deliver instant information about the location and status of assets and to provide guides, tutorials, manuals and videos. The author also describes how smart transport can provide predictive analytics for large transport networks and how operators and travelers will be able to manage demand with fares and fees in real time. Additionally, planners will be able to create more effective solutions to transportation problems using smart technology.


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  • Accession Number: 01526133
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 6 2014 7:23PM