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[Automatic Vehicle Location] is one type of technology used in delivering real-time information to passengers.  
 
[Automatic Vehicle Location] is one type of technology used in delivering real-time information to passengers.  
  
More recently, the definition of real-time information has begun to refer specifically to arrival information for passengers. Passengers access real-time arrival and departure information through dynamic signs at stops and stations, or through the Internet at home or on smartphones. As smartphones become more prevalent, they have made access to third-party scheduling information and apps highly accessible for passengers. <ref>National Center for Transit Research at the Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida.[[file:CUTR_RealTime.pdf|“Enhancing the Rider Experience: The Impact of Real-Time Information On Transit Ridership.”]] 2005.</ref>
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More recently, the definition of real-time information has begun to refer specifically to arrival information for passengers. Passengers access real-time arrival and departure information through dynamic signs at stops and stations, or through the Internet at home or on smartphones. As smartphones become more prevalent, they have made access to third-party scheduling information and apps highly accessible for passengers.<ref>National Center for Transit Research at the Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida.[[file:CUTR_RealTime.pdf| “Enhancing the Rider Experience: The Impact of Real-Time Information On Transit Ridership.”]]2005.</ref>
  
 
==Types of Systems==
 
==Types of Systems==

Revision as of 22:35, 16 August 2012

Introduction

Real-time information, broadly defined, means any information available to transit providers or customers about the status of vehicles.

[Automatic Vehicle Location] is one type of technology used in delivering real-time information to passengers.

More recently, the definition of real-time information has begun to refer specifically to arrival information for passengers. Passengers access real-time arrival and departure information through dynamic signs at stops and stations, or through the Internet at home or on smartphones. As smartphones become more prevalent, they have made access to third-party scheduling information and apps highly accessible for passengers.[1]

Types of Systems

Benefits to Agencies

Benefits to Riders

Reduces anxiety during wait time; reduces time spent waiting when passengers can learn about a delayed bus or other problem before arriving at a stop or station

References

  1. National Center for Transit Research at the Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida.File:CUTR RealTime.pdf2005.


Additional Reading

National Center for Transit Research at the Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida.[[file:CUTR_RealTime.pdf|“Enhancing the Rider Experience: The Impact of Real-Time Information On Transit Ridership.” 2005.


• TCRP Synthesis 48: Real-Time Bus Arrival Information Systems, Transportation Cooperative Research Program, 2003. http://www.trb.org/Publications/Blurbs/152932.aspx ]

Transportation Cooperative Research Program.

[http://www.trb.org/Publications/Blurbs/153753.aspx TCRP Research Results Digest 5: Electronic On-Vehicle Passenger Information Displays (Visual and Audible]. 1995.

TCRP Report 92: Strategies for Improved Traveler Information, Transportation Cooperative Research Program, 2003. “TCRP Report 92: Strategies for Improved Traveler Information.” 2003

Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) “Synthesis 91: Use and Deployment of Mobile Device Technology for Real-Time Transit Information.” 2011. sponsored by FTA


http://www.aptastandards.com/Portals/0/Bus_Published/005_RP_BRT_ITS.pdf APTA Standards “Implementing BRT Intelligent Transportation Systems” -- about BRT and a variety of different technologies, not so much about real-time arrival info