Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Problems. Topic SA-25. Use of Mobile Device Technology for Real-Time Transit Information

The synthesis will investigate the use of personal mobile or music devices to notify transit customers of an approaching next vehicle. Since each stop/station in a transit network has a unique identifier, current and potential transit customers could sign up with their local transit agency to have a "your vehicle will arrive in X minutes/seconds, it's time to leave" message delivered The customer will be able to establish a "notification" profile/subscription with the following information: selection of exact stop/station, vehicle route(s), time window for the notifications (for example alerts only in a 30-minute period in for the outbound peak). A literature review, survey of transit agencies, and case studies will provide this information in a user-friendly document for use by US transit agencies.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-07, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Vlasak, Donna

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001
  • Start Date: 20090701
  • Source Data: RiP Project 23016

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462012
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-07, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:56PM