CTD Annual 2013fin - Florida Department of Transportation

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Technology Session: 21st Annual Transportation Disadvantaged Best Practices and Training Workshop Program
Technology Experience Sharing and Putting It All Together
Facilitator: Rob Gregg
August 6, 2013
Center for Urban Transportation Research | University of South Florida
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Session I
Mobility + Technology =
Better
Application of advanced
and emerging
technologies in
information processing,
communications, control,
and electronics to meet
public transportation
needs
21st Annual
Transportation Disadvantaged
Best Practices and Training Workshop Program
August 6th, 2013
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: 21st Annual Transportation Disadvantaged Best Practices and Training Workshop Program
Veterans Transportation and
Community Living Initiatives Grant
Twelve Florida Sites Awarded 2011- 2012
Technology Session: 21st Annual Transportation Disadvantaged Best Practices and Training Workshop Program
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: 21st Annual Transportation Disadvantaged Best Practices and Training Workshop Program
Liz Peak
Regional Services
Coordinator
Jacksonville
Transportation Authority
Technology Session: 21st Annual Transportation Disadvantaged Best Practices and Training Workshop Program
Mr. Hugh Chen
Deputy Director of
Operations,
Miami-Dade Transit
Technology Session: 21st Annual Transportation Disadvantaged Best Practices and Training Workshop Program
Types of APTS
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Communication Systems
Operational Software (e.g. Scheduling)
Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS)
Electronic Fare Payment (EFP)
Computer-aided Dispatch (CAD)
Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL)
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
Advanced Traveler Information
Systems
Electronic Fare Payment
• Pay electronically using a
magnetic stripe card or
smart card
• Coordinated billing and
invoicing between
human services agencies
and transit providers
Electronic Fare Payment
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 realtime information
• Combining AVL with CAD, the
agency can reroute vehicles to
provide flexible service
CAD/AVL
Mobile Data Terminal/Computer
• An MDT/MDC is a small
on-board computer and
interface that links the
driver to an agency’s
computer network
through wireless
communications
Mobile Data Terminal/Computer
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
Automatic Passenger Counters (APC)
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.
Surveillance and Security Equipment
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
Coordination/Integration Software
APTS Success Steps / Cycle
Business
Objectives
Technology
Assessment
System Engineering
• Stakeholders
• Survey
• Operations
Implementation
Test - Operate
• Functional Specs
• Customer:
Functional Areas
• Efficiency:
•Legacy Systems
• Performance:
• Needs
•Training & Support
•Training
•Benefits
•Test
•Operating
•Manufacturing
•Maintaining
•Implementation
•Data Management
• Service:
• Safety:
• Priorities
•Conceptual
• Cost & Schedule
•Performance
process
Plans
Use the Data!
• Procurement
•Testing
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
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