The purpose of the Automatic Bus Identification Project was fourfold: to evaluate the performance of Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) Systems on buses in normal field operations; to consider the potential benefits of AVI for monitoring bus movements, including non-stop toll collection; to develop methods of coding and numbering that could be used as a standard for AVI systems; and to prepare specifications for an AVI system based on test results. Four manufacturers, all using low power radio frequency technology, participated in the project. The objectives of the project were met by conducting a two-phase test program. The first phase supplied road-side interrogators to monitor bus passage in a closed loop system. Data were transmitted over leased telephone lines to a computer located at a point about midway between the interrogation sites. The second phase was designed to provide a rigorous analysis of the performance of each AVI system.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Tunnels and Bridges Research Div. See also PB-220 535.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Tri-State Transportation Commission

    100 Church Street
    New York, NY  United States  10007

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

    Tunnels and Bridges Department, 225 Park Avenue South, 18th Floor
    New York, NY  United States  10003-1604

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    Office of Noise Abatement, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 270 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080225
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TS-7930-ABI Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7778
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1975 12:00AM