The Commuter Information System is a new package of computer programs, for use by local agencies or organizations, that provides ridesharing information to commuters on an individual basis. The system includes three functional components: (a) a state-of-the-art car-pool matching program; (b) a bus-pool and van-pool planning program; and (c) a transit information system that informs applicants of transit routes that can serve their commuting needs. Because the system is modular, any component can be used independently, and because it is highly user oriented, it is appplicable to a wide range of local situations. All programs were written in COBOL. The development effort was based on a nation-wide survey of major ride-sharing efforts. Before the system was distributed, the city of Dallas tested and evaluated the entire package using live data. The Commuter Information System is being distributed by the Federal Highway Administration. It is intended to be a standardized data-processing tool for ride-sharing agencies as the Urban Transportation Planning System is for transportation planning agencies. It is applicable to transportation system management projects, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations, and energy conservation efforts. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps;
  • Pagination: pp 8-14
  • Monograph Title: Paratransit services
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184193
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM