ITS Rail Transit Assessment Study

The objective of this project is to assess the needs of rail transit systems, focusing on areas that can benefit from the application of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technology, and develop a plan on how to integrate ITS technology with the rail transit industry. The Office of Mobility innovation established a Rail Transit Intelligent Transportation System (Rail Transit ITS) program to address the many opportunities, yet to be explored, that integrated ITS technology offers the rail transit industry. This project provides for a needs assessment phase of the rail transit ITS initiative. The research will explore and identify the areas in need of improvement at rail transit systems, analyze the needs identified, conduct interviews with key industry stakeholders, and develop an FTA strategy/assistance plan on how to proceed. This research will evaluate the feasibility and potential application of integrated ITS technologies to provide effective solutions to the transportation problems facing rail transit systems. The project is funded under the National ITS Program, administered by the Department's ITS Joint Program Office.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

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

      Williams, Terrell

    • Performing Organizations:

      Peat Marwick & Associates

      441 Comstock Drive
      Richmond, VA  USA  23236
    • Start Date: 20020901
    • Actual Completion Date: 20030930
    • Source Data: RiP Project 9343

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01458864
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: FTA-VA-26-7030
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:51PM