Advanced Transportation Management System A Metro “Smart” Bus System

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) - Metro - has recently completed the successful deployment of the country’s most complex and tightly integrated ITS project. Known as the Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS) Project, Metro’s fleet of buses do everything possible, except perhaps drive themselves. A typical passenger on any of Metro’s 2400 buses will experience the latest ITS technologies via improvements in on-time performance and knowing help is seconds away in an event of an emergency thanks to real time AVL tracking and a dedicated 24 console central dispatch staff monitoring the fleet 24/7. Automatic Passenger Counters allow Metro planners to make immediate short and long-term service adjustments by analyzing information about passenger loads and ridership patterns. The Voice Annunciation System announces stops and safety messages to passengers. A Video Surveillance System increases safety and provides preventive measures to mitigate unfortunate incidents. Metro would like to share their experiences in implementing these exciting ITS technologies by discussing what is currently deployed, the benefits they are reaping (e.g. increased safety, better customer service, increased productivity, etc…) and where they plan to venture next in their ITS leadership role.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 6p
  • Monograph Title: 2005 Bus & Paratransit Conference

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01001955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1931594163
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 2005 4:37PM