OPERATIONAL STRATEGIES FOR RURAL TRANSPORTATION IN FLORIDA: FLORIDA COORDINATED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

The report describes Florida's Coordinated Transportation System. It aims to assure the highest possible passenger loadings and lowest vehicle costs. The report focuses on the system's advanced technologies and the resulting new strategies developed for managing growth while reducing costs. This report provides an overview of the Arc Transit Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) project. Fourteen vehicle modules, the AVL base station, and several vehicle radios were purchased for the project. The system consists of an onboard credit card reader, digital odometer, Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) receiver, and radio interface. Use of this technology is discussed in terms of the new operational strategies developed to reduce vehicle-related and passenger-related costs and to manage Florida's Medicaid program. The technology of this system is expected to be a major factor in the elimination of both passenger and provider fraud. Projected savings in Florida for one year would exceed 11 million dollars - over and above the the cost of the system. The improvement in data and its immediate availability is one of the added benefits of the system.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 15 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00732032
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-97-01
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 25 1997 12:00AM