Intelligent Scheduling & Dispatching In An ITS-Enabled World

Para-transit trips are scheduled, and on day of service, dispatched in response to changes in the trip set and unpredictable traffic conditions. With AVL/MDC on vehicles, ITS data flow represents 20-20 vision eyes for dispatchers to “see” the world in real-time, and powerful voice for dispatchers to “tell” drivers about potentially drastic and massive changes to their work in real-time. Prior polling of drivers via voice radio are analogous to blurred vision and hoarseness, limiting the scope of dispatching actions. For Transit Authorities of some size, automatic scheduling and dispatching systems are crucial to help dispatchers as they schedule requests and move trips around to maintain efficient fleet usage and honor all trip commitments. But with ITS, more is now possible. We present requirements to new, intelligent dispatching options in the ITS-enabled world, and how these requirements are being met by Adept, StrataGen’s automatic scheduling and dispatching system.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 7p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01144604
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 2009 9:14AM