Emerging Wireless Technologies for Coordinating Transit and Paratransit Services - A Final Report on the Cape Cod WiFi Project

As a foundational research project of the Mobility Services for All Americans Initiative, the project funded the development of a transit technology prototype focused on the needs of the consumer to access safe and secure transit service while also providing for enhanced personal productivity and travel assistance while on board the transit vehicle at the bus stop. The project takes advantage of emerging community-wide outdoor Internet connectivity and very large scale data storage as the enabling technology for a full-featured e-transit village. The project used the wireless local area network (WLAN) and international standards (WiFI or wireless fidelity IEEE 802.11) to demonstrate customer-oriented applications of transit for community transportation providers. The proof of concept used the campus transit system for Bridgewater State College and the surrounding community of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. The project also demonstrated the use of emerging wireless broadband capability from cellular carriers to provide real-time automatic vehicle location (AVL) with web mapping using commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) military specification cell phones with assisted global positioning systems (A-GPS).

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority

    Hyannis Transportation Center, 215 Iyannough Road
    Hyannis, MA  United States  02601

    Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater

    GeoGraphics Laboratory, Moakley Center for Technological Applications
    Bridgewater, MA  United States  02325

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Harman, Lawrence J
    • Shama, Uma
  • Publication Date: 2007-8-30


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 20p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01098904
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FTA-MA-26-7098-2007-1
  • Contract Numbers: MA-26-7098-00 (Grant)
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 6 2008 10:37AM