SCORING CONTROL POINTS : RAIL TRANSIT AGENCIES WON'T INVEST IN CONTROL TECHNOLOGY WITHOUT EVIDENCE THAT IT'LL BOOST SAFETY, EFFICIENCIES AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

Transit customers want real-time Internet timetables and plasma-screen televisions tuned to CNN while they wait for trains. Transit agencies want facial-recognition software on security cameras and shorter headways, as well as customer-pleasers like Internet timetables and CNN broadcasts. Stuck in the middle are the suppliers of rail transit control technology who are trying to please both parties at a time when money is tight. This article explains how rail transit agencies are reluctant to invest in control technology without evidence it will boost safety, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. Suppliers say for many products and systems there is evidence that it will.

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    • Page range: pp 38, 40, 42
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    Trade Press Publishing Corporation

    2100 West Florist Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI  United States  53209-
  • Authors:
    • Derocher, R J
  • Publication Date: 2003-5

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00961083
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2003 12:00AM