Recent transit applications of computer communications systems clearly demonstrate that operating deficits can be significantly reduced, and increased passenger volumes, caused by the energy situation, can be accommodated cost effectively. The approach being taken by the Toronto Transit Commission and Mississauga Transit to develop comprehensive transit communications and information systems is described. Such systems address the service information and management needs of all major on-line and off-line operating functions. The passenger and operating benefits that have been achieved to date are outlined, and the potential of such systems for improving transit ridership and vehicle fleet utilization and for meeting the reporting requirements of government are discussed.

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  • Authors:
    • Irwin, N A
    • Catton, F D
    • Green, LES
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

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  • Accession Number: 00331322
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM