AUTOMATIC VEHICLE LOCATION : SUCCESSFUL TRANSIT APPLICATIONS : A CROSS-CUTTING STUDY : IMPROVING SERVICE AND SAFETY

Belief in the value of AVL is substantiated by statements of benefits contained earlier in this study. Even so, none of the study agencies are making full use of the voluminous amount of AVL data automatically recorded by the system. Efforts to make better use of these data are under way at most of the sites. Also, the vendor community has developed several tools to better utilize such data in decision making and operational efficiencies and produce service delivery. With the implementation of these techniques, transit agencies should be able to achieve substantial additional improvements in their on-street performance, schedule development, service efficiency, and customer interface capability. It is the belief of these transit agencies that their best hope of increasing or at least maintaining current levels of transit patronage and minimizing future cost escalation is through the improved customer service that AVL systems and other associated technologies help them provide

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: August 2000 U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Washington DC Remarks: Document, in .pdf format, downloaded from website of US DOT Joint Program Office, and retained on diskette
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

    Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 2000-8

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00798183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-OP-99-022,, FTA-TRI-11-99-12,, EDL # 11487
  • Files: PATH, NTL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 8 2000 12:00AM