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Title:Intelligent Transportation Systems: Helping Public Transit Support Welfare to Work Initiatives
Authors:Jill Hough, Crystal Bahe, Mary Lou Murphy, and Jennifer Swenson
Publication Date:May 2002
Report #:MPC-02-131
Project #:MPC-171
TRID #:00929770
Keywords:automatic vehicle location, dispatching, fleet management, geographic information systems, intelligent transportation systems, surveys, technology assessment, traffic signals, traveler information and communication systems
Type:Research Report – MPC Publications

 

Abstract

This study was conducted to identify ITS technologies that transit systems are using, and particularly to aid in the progress of the Welfare to Work Initiative. Two different surveys were used to gather information for this study. First, a survey was developed and administered to identify transit systems that use ITS. A second survey was designed and administered to better target the systems that use ITS. It could be concluded that transit systems were satisfied with the ITS technologies implemented and many reported their intent to implement additional ITS technologies in the future. Costs were found to be probably the largest barrier to implementing the technologies, along with transit systems reluctance to invest in rapidly changing technologies.

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