TCIP Traveler Information Pilot Project

This project will install and field test a TCIP-based passenger information and vehicle tracking system. This project will include testing of the system at LYNX, the transit agency in Orlando, Florida, and will demonstrate TCIP interfaces in a transit agency environment. Transit Communications Interface Profiles (TCIP) is an APTA standard that provides a means to define and implement interfaces for data exchange among transit business systems. The TCIP standard was released by APTA in the latter part of 2006. To date, such TCIP interfaces have not been implemented. This project will convert proprietary vehicle tracking data to TCIP, merge the tracking data from a bus being tracked with a TCIP-based AVL solution, and use the data from both sources to provide information to passengers via an electronic sign installed at the LYNX central station. The sign will receive bus location information for display to passengers via a TCIP interface.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-04, IDEA 6

  • 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:

    Berlin, Harvey

  • Start Date: 20090409
  • Source Data: RiP Project 21746

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462121
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-04, IDEA 6
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:58PM