SATELLITE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT BUILDS RIDER CONFIDENCE

Traffic volumes in cities across the country are consistently rising with each passing year. In Montgomery County, MD, a suburb of Washington D.C., traffic volumes are projected to double by the year 2010. In anticipation of this explosion, the county Department of Transportation is working to encourage commuters to rely more heavily on mass transit. Getting commuters to give up the convenience of driving their own cars is a difficult task. In doing so, it is essential to focus on what is important to the commuter; what are the key reasons they resist mass transit; and how we can change these factors from negatives to positives. The article looks at the pilot program for the nation's first fully integrated transit and traffic management system that uses the same satellites once used in Operation Desert Storm in the war against declining transit ridership.

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    PTN Publishing Company

    445 Broad Hollow Road
    Melville, NY  United States  11747
  • Authors:
    • Norton, G
  • Publication Date: 1995-8

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00712856
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 15 1995 12:00AM