AN EVALUATION OF THE SMARTRAVELER ATIS OPERATIONAL TEST

SmarTraveler is a fifteen-month operational test of an Advanced Traveler Information System that offers free, real-time, route-specific, traffic and transit information to travelers in the Boston metropolitan area via telephones. The operational test is jointly funded by the Federal Highway Administration and the Massachusetts Highway Department and also receives monetary contributions and in-kind services from the private sector. SmarTraveler, which is operated by SmartRoute Systems of Cambridge, Massachusetts, began on January 13, 1993 and has been extended beyond its original eleven and a half month operating schedule until March 31, 1994. Callers of SmarTraveler can choose to hear a recorded report on one or more of 20 monitored highway segments and/or transit services by entering a key code. The reports include conditions, travel times and anomalies such as accidents, but do not give explicit alternative routes.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 438-446
  • Monograph Title: MOVING TOWARD DEPLOYMENT. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1994 ANNUAL MEETING OF IVHS AMERICA

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00667879
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 1994 12:00AM