As part of the European DRIVE programme, Hampshire County Council has established a 3 year project ROMANSE (ROad MANagement System for Europe). This 8 million pound project aims to manage transport demand by providing improved information to current and potential travellers. Since use of the private car brings environmental, safety and congestion problems to our towns and cities, the role of road public transport is becoming recognised as a viable alternative. One of the greatest challenges in the present era of deregulated bus services in Britain is that of getting reliable and timely information to prospective passengers. The ROMANSE project encompasses innovatory means of providing public transport information. This is manifested primarily in a real time passenger information system at bus stops on a busy bus corridor in Southampton. This system, along with an automatic vehicle location system, has been introduced in Summer 1993 and involves over 70 buses provided by 2 bus operators on 10 routes. Further developments are expected to follow, including the strategic travel information centre which will offer access to the database at public terminals. Other allied developments (bus priority, park and ride) are also mentioned. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 866258.


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  • Pagination: p. 187-96

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  • Accession Number: 00668675
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-259-7
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 16 1994 12:00AM