Development, Implementation and Testing of an Advanced Transit Bus Communications and Location System

A system than can supply real time bus locations to a transit information system is an important step toward a variety of enhanced customer services, improved reliability and performance, as well as increased service monitoring and response. Commercially available systems generally require the control centre to continually poll all buses on the system, requiring large investments in technology to handle the volume of data. In the system to be developed in this project, only buses not operating within the schedule would transmit their location. This means that each bus must be fitted with an on-board computer capable of carrying out scheduling calculations in addition to an automatic vehicle location (AVL) capability. For this project, one of the buses operating in the Winnipeg Transit system that have already been fitted with an automatic passenger count (APC) system, a GPS receiver, an infrared transceiver and on-board computer will be fitted with the new system.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Completed
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Transportation Canada

      Transportation Development Centre
      800 Rene Levesque Boulevard West, Suite 600
      Montreal, Quebec    H3B 1X9
    • Project Managers:

      MENZIES, B

    • Performing Organizations:

      Winnipeg Transit Department

      Winnipeg,    

      Transportation Canada

      Transportation Development Centre
      800 Rene Levesque Boulevard West, Suite 600
      Montreal, Quebec    H3B 1X9
    • Start Date: 20020000
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20060000
    • Source Data: RiP Project 27436

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01461166
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:40PM