Rural Intelligent Transportation Systems Success Story

The purpose of this research is to identify, compile, and assess best practices in the application of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technology in rural communities across the country. Success stories of transit agencies demonstrating best practices in the deployment of ITS solutions for rural public transit in nonurban areas are included. Technologies, ranging from geographic information systems for transit planning to automatic vehicle locator systems for deploying and tracking transit vehicles will be documented in the final Rural ITS Transit Success Story report. This project effort includes development of an electronic best practices website, highlighting the state-of -the-practice in the application of integrated Transit ITS technologies in nonurban areas around the country. Overall, this project aims to provide an electronic resource of useful information for encouraging transit agencies and others in the deployment of Transit ITS technologies in rural communities, and create a knowledge base for advancing future development and deployment of integrated ITS technologies in rural areas. The Advanced Rural Transportation System (ARTS) program was developed to meet the needs of travelers in and through rural areas, as well as agencies responsible for the operation and maintenance of the rural public transportation system. 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  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Wiggins, William

  • Performing Organizations:

    Harvard Design and Mapping Company, Incorporated

    30 Spinelli Place
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02138
  • Principal Investigators:

    Harvey, Thomas

  • Start Date: 20010900
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20021000
  • Source Data: RiP Project 7261

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01459347
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Contract Numbers: FTA-MA-26-7035
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:02PM