MTA (Baltimore) Smart Bus

MTA has begun implementation of an Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) system that provides bus status information to the public while simultaneously improving bus schedule adherence and labor productivity. Fifty buses have been equipped with LORAN-C receivers and 800 mhz radios. The buses' location is determined by the receiver and the information is transmitted to a central dispatch center. Off-schedule buses are identified so corrective action can be taken. The system will be expanded to include all 900 Baltimore transit buses and replace LORAN-C with GPS for location.


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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:

      Symes, D

    • Performing Organizations:

      Baltimore Mass Transit Administration

      300 West Lexington Street
      Baltimore, MD  United States  21020-3415
    • Principal Investigators:

      Carroll, Raymond

    • Start Date: 20030717
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 253

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459683
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: FTA-MD-26-0000
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:09PM