COMPUTERIZATION NOW IN HIGH GEAR AT NJ TRANSIT BUS OPERATIONS
New Jersey Transit moved rapidly to extend computerization over many of its operations, starting in 1982. NJ Bus Operations, Inc., has a fleet of more than 2200 vehicles, 190 routes, a light rail line in Newark, eight major terminals, 19 garages, and more than 5,000 employees. Bus Management Information Systems (MIS) recognized that sweeping improvement of operations and administration would be achieved by widening its computer applications. An MIS Steering Group established system priorities and computer policy. The group, chaired by general manager of bus operations, included the directors of transportation, finance, engineering, procurement and maintenance. Existing systems for purchasing, inventory control, fleet maintenance and financial control were targetted for improvement. In transportation, systems for controlling facilities, bus scheduling, vehicle maintenance and revenue collection were established. A computer-driven statewide microwave radio system, using minicomputers, was set up. As the computer center was expanded, packaged systems were used where possible and new programs written where needed. All such systems are shared with NJ Transit's Headquarters and Rail groups. The new MIS is seen as a major tool for cutting costs, improving service and increasing revenues.
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- Publication Date: 1986-2
- Pagination: 2 p.
- TRT Terms: Bus transit; Cost control; Information processing; Management; Management information systems; Minicomputers
- Identifier Terms: New Jersey Transit
- Old TRIS Terms: Bus services
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00455087
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 27 2004 10:00PM