FTA REAL-TIME TRANSIT INFORMATION ASSESSMENT : WHITE PAPER ON LITERATURE REVIEW OF REAL-TIME TRANSIT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Real-time transit information systems are key technology applications within the transit industry designed to provide better customer service by disseminating timely and accurate information. Riders use this information to make various decisions about modes of travel travel routes, and travel times. The availability of real-time transit information helps travelers make efficient use of their time by allowing them to pursue other activities while waiting for a bus or train. It also has been shown to help reduce anxiety by letting travelers know when the next bus or train will arrive or depart. In May 2002, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) initiated a project to develop a guidance document that would provide practical information to transit agencies and support them in fostering the deployment of real-time transit information systems (both bus and rail). The purpose of this white paper is to shed light on the successful implementation of real-time information systems in the United States and abroad. Through a comprehensive literature review this paper examines the implementation and operation of real-time information systems, as well as identifies the issues and problems associated with providing such information

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: August 2002. Joint Program Office for Intelligent Transportation Systems Washington DC. Remarks: Contract Number # DTFT60-99-D-41022/Order No. 00007. Format: website
  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Memorial Institute

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    Federal Transit Administration

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    Department of Transportation

    Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 2002

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00961249
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EDL #13845
  • Files: PATH, NTL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2003 12:00AM