Transit Communications Interface Profiles (TCIP) Traveler Information Pilot

The purpose of this Transit IDEA project was to develop and test a system that uses Transit Communications Interface Profiles (TCIP) to track transit vehicles and to provide information to transit customers. The use of TCIP will allow these systems to be built and delivered more cost effectively, and will facilitate the interoperation of systems provided by different suppliers. The system was pilot tested at LYNX, which is the transit agency serving the Orlando, Florida area. The successful prototype demonstration demonstrated the viability of TCIP interfaces to provide operational data within an agency, and to transit customers. The resultant product of this effort provides real time bus location information to riders using industry standard interfaces defined by TCIP. This has wide potential applicability in the transit industry.

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    • This Transit IDEA project was conducted by Ayers Electronic Systems, Richmond, Virginia. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
  • Authors:
    • Ayers, Robert G
    • Ayers, John E
    • Schirmer, Tony W
  • Publication Date: 2011-9


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 32p
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    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01530057
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Transit IDEA Project 60
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 25 2014 9:30AM