AUTOMATIC VEHICLE TRACKING SYSTEM : CALGARY TRANSIT . PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1989 ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ROADS AND TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION OF CANADA, CALGARY, ALBERTA, SEPTEMBER 17-21, 1989

After a successful demonstration project in 1986, Calgary Transit has implemented an Automatic Vehicle Tracking System (AVTS) consisting of 40 "wayside" transmitters located throughout Calgary, 25 buses equipped with radio transponders and a central microcomputer to collect data and generate rudimentary reports. Through the use of this equipment, Calgary Transit hopes to acrue considerable benefits in the form of annual savings in operational travel time, increased reliability of bus schedules, and increased staff efficiency. A "second generation" AVTS is current under development consisting of 150-200 transmitters that would provide detailed city-wide coverage. The possibility of merging Calgary Transit's existing automatic passenger counting system with the AVTS is also being examined. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 807485. Author/TRRL )

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    Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)

    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • West, K
    • Holland, A
    • Hubbell, J A
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • Accession Number: 00619711
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • ISBN: 1-895102-10-3
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM