TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY

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TCRP Synthesis 104 Use of Electronic Passenger Information Signage in Transit

Schweiger, Carol; 2013

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The primary focus of the Synthesis is on determining the experience that transit agencies have had with deploying electronic signage to provide transit information in the United States and abroad, and the process that agencies are using to decide to deploy information through this dissemination channel to serve the needs of their customers.

Utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Evaluate Base Schedules in Paratransit Operations

Nalevanko, Anna; McDonald, Shannon, and Garrity, Richard; 1999

 

With ready access to street file names and inexpensive GIS software, paratransit systems can take advantage of GIS technology to evaluate base schedules on a regular basis in order to maintain system efficiency at consistently high levels. This project will develop a methodology to allow frequent analysis of base schedules to update paratransit routes on a semi-annual or annual basis.

TRR 1731:  Transit:  Bus Transit and Maintenance; Rural; Paratransit; Technology; Capacity and Quality of Service

Transportation Research Board; 2000

 

Articles are:  Bus Rapid Transit Technologies in the Americas: An Overview; Zigzagging of Bus Routes: An Analytical Approach; Optimal Bus Stop Spacing Through Dynamic Programming and Geographic Modeling; Conditional Bus Priority at Signalized Intersections:  Better Service with Less Traffic Disruption; Dynamic Right-of-Way For Transit Vehicles:  Integrated Modeling Approach for Optimizing Signal Control On Mixed Traffic Arterials; Traction Performance of Transit and Paratransit Vehicles in Winter; Procedure to Evaluate Alternatives to Transit Bus Replacement; Internet-Based Decision Support for Advanced Public Transport Systems Technology; Effectiveness of Taxi Partitions: Baltimore, Maryland, Case Study; Evaluating Real-Time Bus Arrival Information Systems; Intelligent Transportation System Technology in a Shared Electric Vehicle Program; Buses as a Traffic Probe: Demonstration Project; Simulating Bus Operations with Enhanced Corridor Simulator: Case Study of New Jersey Transit Bus Route 39; Technology Transfer in the Transit Industry; Development of Florida's Transit Level-of-Service Indicator; Transit Passenger Perceptions of Transit-Related Crime Reduction Measures. 

TCRP Synthesis 38: Electronic Surveillance Technology on Transit Vehicles

Maier, Patricia; Transportation Research Board; 2001

 

This synthesis will be of interest to transit agency professionals and the consultants who work with them, as well as vendors, in dealing with on-board vehicle surveillance technologies. The report describes the state of the practice concerning the use of on-board vehicle surveillance technologies designed to address both safe and security issues at public transportation agencies.

TCRP Report 72: Simulators and Bus Safety: Guidelines for Acquiring and Using Transit Bus Operator Driving Simulators

Transportation Research Board; 2002

 

This report provides guidance to public transportation managers and other professionals in the selection of technology that is appropriate for the needs, size, and type of their operations.  Though the focus is on rural and small urban operations, study findings also have some application to larger urban transit operations.  The guidebook can be useful in the procurement of technologies, such as off-the-shelf (OTS) computer software, as well as systems, such as automatic vehicle location (AVL) systems. 

TCRP Report 76:  Guidebook for Selecting Appropriate Technology Systems for Small Urban and Rural Public Transportation Operators

Institute for Transportation Research and Education, TRB; 2002

 

This report provides guidance to public transportation managers and other professionals in the selection of technology that is appropriate for the needs, size, and type of their operations.  Though the focus is on rural and small urban operations, study findings also have some application to larger urban transit operations.  The guidebook can be useful in the procurement of technologies, such as off-the-shelf (OTS) computer software, as well as systems, such as automatic vehicle location (AVL) systems. 

TCRP Synthesis 43: Effective Use of Transit Websites

Schaller, Bruce; Transportation Research Board; 2002

 

This synthesis will be of interest to transit agency professionals and the consultants who work with them in dealing with website design. Transit executives and website managers and designers can use this report to learn from the experiences of other agencies and to compare their own experiences with those of others. It explores current practices and recent experiences concerning website design, marketing, and administration. 

Assessment of Hybrid-Electric Transit Bus Technology

Transportation Research Board (TRB)

Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 132

Clark, Nigel N.; Zhen, Feng; Wayne, W. Scott

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The objective of this research was to develop guidelines to assist transit managers in the assessment, selection, and implementation of hybrid-electric technology options for transit buses. Two distinctly different driving forces exist for the adoption of advanced transit bus technology.

Feasibility Study on the Use of Personal GPS Devices in Paratransit

Cevallos, Fabian ; Yuan, Quan; Wang, Xiaobo; Skinner, Jon; Gan, Albert

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The use of personal mobile GPS devices offers a potentially powerful use for paratransit. This research project explores the feasibility of using personal mobile GPS devices to help develop more efficient paratransit services.

TCRP Report 134—Transit, Call Centers, and 511: A Guide for Decision Makers

Federal Transit Administration (FTA); Transportation Research Board

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This report provides a comprehensive review of the operational characteristics of 511 telephone traveler information systems and how 511 systems interact with transit system call centers. This report inventories existing 511 systems throughout the country, documents the extent of transit participation and transit agency experiences with 511, and presents guidance to assist transit agencies and 511 system administrators in determining a viable transit-511 telephone strategy.