When will the bus come?
After a reliable service, what passengers most need is reliable service information. To meet this need, transport authorities have spent much of the past two decades developing a variety of information systems, tracking individual vehicles and predicting arrival times at later stops. The public response to this has been enthusiastic and positive. However, different technology approaches were being used by different authorities, meaning that bus services couldn't be tracked from one area to another. Coordination and standardisation was necessary, so the UK's passenger transport community established the Real Time Information Group, RTIG, discussed in detail in this article.
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- SCALES, N
- Publication Date: 2008
- Pagination: 22-25
- Publisher: RUSSELL PUBLISHING LTD
- ISSN: 1478-8217
- TRT Terms: Automatic vehicle location; Buses; Districts and authorities; Intelligent transportation systems; Standardization; Technology; Transportation departments; Traveler information and communication systems
- Geographic Terms: United Kingdom
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; I70: Traffic and Transport; I90: Vehicles;
- Accession Number: 01146942
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
- Files: ITRD
- Created Date: Dec 24 2009 8:31AM