Development and Demonstration for Integrated Dynamic Transit Operations System (IDTO)

The task will develop a fully functional Integrated Dynamic Transit Operation (IDTO) prototype system that builds upon Dynamic Traveler information, several dynamic operations, including dynamic demand responsive transit operations, Dynamic Dispatch (T-DISP) and Connection Protection (T-CONNECT). T-DISP will allow public transit to be responsive to public needs by enabling the transit agency and the public to communicate with each other. T-CONNECT will ensure that the public will be able to transfer from one transit agency to another (i.e. between buses) even if a system is running ahead or behind schedule. This prototype IDTO will be tested and demonstrated in a full scale test site in East Contra Costa County of the San Francisco East Bay operated by Tri-Delta Transit.