The Oregon Statewide Transit Trip Planning Project is funded in part by the FY2001 Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Integration Program, a program designed to accelerate the integration and interoperability of ITS solutions in metropolitan and rural areas. Oregon's Trip Planner was one of several projects selected for national evaluation. According to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), "nearly one third of all Oregonians - primarily the elderly, people with disabilities, and lower income families - have trouble getting around." A lack of information about available public transportation services is one barrier to both the effective use of those services and the mobility of Oregon's citizens. ODOT summarizes the purpose of the Trip Planner project as follows: "The Trip Planner is intended to make public transportation of all kinds easier to use by increasing the availability, quality, and amount of information about these services, and improving the ability of travelers to plan a trip, especially using multiple transportation providers." This document presents an evaluation of Release 1.0 of the Trip Planner. In 2002, ODOT released a request for proposals for the design and deployment of Release 1.0. This Evaluation Plan addresses only the design and development of Release 1.0. Release 1.0 will offer various map and text-based tools for directing transit users to the most appropriate services to meet their travel needs. The system will be accessible through the Oregon TripCheck traveler information Website (www.tripcheck.com), and serve as a single source of current transit information for the more than 200 public transportation service providers in Oregon. Release 1.0 is referred to as a "zone-to-zone" trip planner that will allow users to select an origin area (or "zone") and a destination zone. The trip planner application will identify the connecting public transportation service providers that can meet a user's trip needs. This document is organized as follows: Section 1. Introduction. Section 2. Background. This section provides additional background about the context into which the project is being implemented including an overview of the existing transportation service providers, existing information systems and supporting programs. Section 3. Trip Planner Project Description. This section describes the Trip Planner project in terms of functional requirements, technical scope, expected benefits, project management, stakeholders, and deployment schedule. Section 4. Evaluation Approach. This section presents the evaluation activities to be performed as part of the System Impact Study and the Institutional Challenges Review for the Trip Planner project. Section 5. Risk Assessment. This section presents an assessment of the risks that may affect the meaningfulness and timeliness of the evaluation results. Section 6. Evaluation Management Plan. This section provides an overview of the Evaluation Team's organization, the level of effort, deliverables and schedule. Following Section 6 are two appendices.

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    Science Applications International Corporation

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    Federal Transit Administration

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  • Publication Date: 2003-5-9


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
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  • Accession Number: 00960419
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Report
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2003 12:00AM