Transit Communications Interface Profiles (TCIP) Traveler Information Pilot Project

The purpose of this Transit IDEA project is to install and field test a system that uses Transit Communications Interface Profiles (TCIP) to track transit vehicles, and to provide information to transit customers. The use of TCIP will allow these systems to be built and delivered more cost effectively, and will facilitate the interoperation of systems provided by different suppliers. This project will include testing of the system at LYNX, the transit agency in Orlando, Florida, and will demonstrate TCIP interfaces in a transit agency environment. TCIP is an American Public Transportation Association (APTA) standard that provides a means to define and implement interfaces for data exchange among transit business systems. The TCIP standard was released by APTA in the latter part of 2006. To date, such TCIP interfaces have not been implemented. This project will convert proprietary vehicle tracking data to TCIP, merge the tracking data from a bus being tracked with a TCIP-based automatic vehicle location (AVL) solution, and use the data from both sources to provide information to passengers via an electronic sign installed at the LYNX central station. The sign will receive bus location information for display to passengers via a TCIP interface. After the system is installed at LYNX, it will be evaluated and the results will be published in a final report.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: National Research Program, National Research


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    J-04, IDEA 60

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Spencer, Jeffrey

  • Performing Organizations:

    Ayers Electronic Systems, LLC

    Richmond, VA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Berlin, Harvey

  • Start Date: 20090401
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 25447

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01490068
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Contract Numbers: J-04, IDEA 60
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2013 1:01AM