Rural Intelligent Transportation Systems Shared Communications Research

For rural communications, the lack of an affordable communications infrastructure hinders the coordination of services of local transit operators. Oak Ridge National Laboratories (Oak Ridge Lab) will conduct a study that focuses on communications infrastructure and information sharing among rural transit operators and others. The study will examine the actual and potential usage of shared intelligent transportation systems (ITS) communication technologies by rural transit providers and other public service agencies, including police, fire, and emergency services. Oak Ridge Lab will explore, identify and document real-world examples of multi-service providers that successfully demonstrate the best practices in implementing shared communication technologies, and the unique operations involved in getting a communication infrastructure in place. Both technical and institutional issues will be researched. Project is funded under the National ITS Program, administered by the Department's ITS Joint Program Office.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $300000.00
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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:

      Department of Energy

      Oak Ridge National Laboratories
      P.O. Box 2001, MS M-61
      Oakridge, TN  United States  37831-6472
    • Principal Investigators:

      Chang, Edmond

    • Start Date: 20021001
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20031231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 7260

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459348
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: FTA-TN-26-7003
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:02PM