ITS Rail/Bus Integration Project - Connection Protection

The objective of this project is to further integrate Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) with the automated connection protection system now operating in Salt Lake City's light rail system, to provide patrons with real-time, up-to-date information on scheduled light rail system arrival and departure times, as well as emergency messages and system notifications. Connection Protection/BusLink is a successful example of an integrated technology-based project designed to improve transit system performance and customer satisfaction. ITS America awarded this Light Rail to Bus Connection Protection Project the 2003 Best of ITS Award. The Connection Protection transit system was up and running during the 2002 Winter Olympics Games in Salt Lake City and declared a great success--effectively carrying more than four million Olympic riders.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $527000.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

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

    Williams, Terrell

  • Performing Organizations:

    Utah Transit Authority

    3600 South 700 West, P.O. Box 30810
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84130
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hodges, Richard

  • Start Date: 20020901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20030831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 9342

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01458865
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Contract Numbers: FTA-UT-26-7002.01
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:52PM