Autonomous Dial-A-Ride Transit Project - In Vehicle Dispatch

. The objective of this project is to develop and deploy an automated demand respond transit system that will improve the overall cost effectiveness and efficiency of demand response transit. Currently under development is a demand responsive operations system that virtually eliminates the role of the dispatcher in paratransit service - the autonomous dial-a-ride transit (ADART) system The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is nearing completion of this revolutionary in-vehicle and fully automated demand response transit system. This is the second earmark for the project. It will integrate the ADART system with the communications, vehicle location, fare payment, and traveler information systems currently operated by the RTA. This effort builds on a previously funded feasibility study and prototype implementation and test of two vehicles, using the advanced route scheduling and dispatch system. FY 2002 funding provides additional integration support to allow the system to go operational with up to 10 vehicles. Total funding to date for the integration is $1,731,115 in federal funds. Currently ADART is undergoing technical reviews. Project is funded under the DOT National ITS Program.


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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:

      Cronin, Brian

    • Performing Organizations:

      Corpus Christi Regional Transit Authority

      812 Alameda
      Corpus Christi, TX  USA  78404-2933
    • Principal Investigators:

      Watson, Linda

    • Start Date: 20020601
    • Actual Completion Date: 20031231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 9334

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01458871
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: FTA-TX-26-7010.01
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:52PM