Presentation on theme: "Center for Urban Transportation Research | University of South Florida Technology Session: 21 st Annual Transportation Disadvantaged Best Practices and."— Presentation transcript:
Center for Urban Transportation Research | University of South Florida Technology Session: 21 st Annual Transportation Disadvantaged Best Practices and Training Workshop Program Technology Experience Sharing and Putting It All Together Facilitator: Rob Gregg August 6, 2013 Session I
Mobility + Technology = Better 21 st Annual Transportation Disadvantaged Best Practices and Training Workshop Program August 6 th, 2013 Application of advanced and emerging technologies in information processing, communications, control, and electronics to meet public transportation needs
Why Technology? – Customer: Traveler information, more convenient routes, schedules, access – Efficiency / Productivity: Lower costs, operations, maintenance, improved response / travel times – Optimize System Management: Planning, monitoring, operator assistance, administrative processes – Safety & Security: Controls, surveillance, communication, emergencies Technology Session: 21 st Annual Transportation Disadvantaged Best Practices and Training Workshop Program
Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiatives Grant Technology Session: 21 st Annual Transportation Disadvantaged Best Practices and Training Workshop Program Twelve Florida Sites Awarded 2011- 2012
Ms. Gwen Johnson Program Supervisor Polk County Transit Services/ Polk Transit and Ms. Dean Kirkland-McMillan Director of Safety Security & Operations Support Citrus Connection/ Polk Transit Technology Session: 21 st Annual Transportation Disadvantaged Best Practices and Training Workshop Program
Types of APTS 1.Communication Systems 2.Operational Software (e.g. Scheduling) 3.Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS) 4.Electronic Fare Payment (EFP) 5.Computer-aided Dispatch (CAD) 6.Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) 7.Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) or Mobile Data Computers (MDCs) 8.Automatic Passenger Counters (APC) 9.Surveillance and Security Equipment 10.Coordination and Integration Software
Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS) Includes: internet websites, automated telephone systems, audible enunciators, kiosks, transit stops with automated information, trip planners, smart phone apps May be static or real-time Schedules, fares, routes, transfers, arrival time, and availability of special equipment Available on vehicle, at stop, on the internet, phone, or mobile phone
Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) CAD is used to assist agencies in dispatching paratransit / flex-routing vehicles and is typically integrated with AVL and other information management technologies, such as scheduling and routing software
Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) Using a positioning system, such as the global positioning systems (GPS), and a Geographic Information System (GIS) the operating agency can track its buses Combining AVL with ATIS, the agency can alert riders with real- time information Combining AVL with CAD, the agency can reroute vehicles to provide flexible service
Automatic Passenger Counters (APC) An APC system provides a transit system with an automated method for collecting information about the number of passenger boardings and alightings at a variety of system levels, including route, route segment, or specific bus stops by time of day and by day of week. Can be integrated into AVL systems
Surveillance and Security Equipment Safety and security technologies include video surveillance cameras, silent alarms and covert microphones on vehicles, and “smart” cards for driver identification. Surveillance and security systems can be provided in transit vehicles and at transit stops and stations.
Coordination/Integration Software This technology helps agencies with scheduling, routing, billing, and reporting. Typical applications include: – coordinating paratransit routes and schedules within a single agency or among multiple agencies – coordinating fare card usage and billing among multiple agencies – integrating software systems across multimodal transit systems
Business Objectives Business Objectives Customer: Efficiency: Performance: Service: Safety: Technology Assessment Survey Functional Areas Legacy Systems Needs Benefits Priorities Conceptual Plans System Engineering Stakeholders Operations Cost & Schedule Performance Training & Support Test Manufacturing Implementation process Implementation Test - Operate Implementation Test - Operate Functional Specs Procurement Testing Training Operating Maintaining Data Management APTS Success Steps / Cycle Use the Data!
Rob Gregg Director Transit Management & Innovation Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Avenue Tampa, Florida 33620-5375 Phone: (813) 974-8383 Fax: (813) 974-5168 "It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away"