TRANSIT ITS: THE CHALLENGE, THE OPPORTUNITY

Improved service to customers, improved equipment utilization, and more cost-effective operations are leading transit officials to intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies. Many questions remain, though, regarding ITS deployment within a transit organization, integration of ITS operations, and effective strategies for ITS procurement. This article previews a white paper on transit ITS. Seven factors deemed critical for successful deployment of transit ITS are: 1) standardization; 2) intermodalism mindset; 3) accurate, complete, and current foundation databases and systems; 4) view information as integral part of transit service; 5) make transit easier to use; 6) broad-based professional involvement and sharing of experiences; and 7) effective institutional support.

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Wilson, L B
  • Publication Date: 1995-12

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00715313
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 7 1996 12:00AM