AUTOMATED ON-BOARD NEXT STOP AND ROUTE IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM USING GPS TECHNOLOGY

Transportation regulations implementing the ADA specify that fixed route transportation providers shall announce transfer points, major intersections and destination points, and intervals along a bus route sufficient to permit individuals with visual impairments or other disabilities to be oriented to their location. The Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (R-GRTA) and its operating subsidiary, Regional Transit Service, Inc. (RTS) teamed up with Luminator Company and local advocacy groups for the disability community to implement and test an automated on-board next stop and route identification system using Global Positioning technology. The system is intended to provide totally automated visual and audible announcements to waiting passengers identifying the route upon which the bus is operating.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was developed with assistance derived from the Federal Transit Act, as amended, through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration and Project ACTION of the National Easter Seal Society.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Project ACTION

    National Easter Seal Soc, 1350 New York Ave, NW, Suite 915
    Washington, DC  United States  20005

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Auth

    Rochester, NY  United States  94115
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00719169
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FTA-TRI-30-95-2
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1996 12:00AM