Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Problems. Topic SA-17. AVL Systems for Bus Transit Update

<p><font size="4">Synthesis 24, </font><em><font size="4">AVL Systems for Bus Transit</font></em><font size="4">, published in 1997, addressed various aspects of developing and deploying automatic vehicle location (AVL) systems over the previous 20 years. It discussed practice at that time, AVL architecture and technologies and the institutional context of AVL defined in terms of funding, justification, staffing, and procurement. </font><font size="4">Much has happened over the past 10 years for the implementation of these systems. More transit agencies acquire AVL systems and collect real-time vehicle location data. An update of older information is needed to address present day usage, technologies being employed today, and how AVL systems are being used as a real time management tool. </font><font size="4">This synthesis will document the state-of-the-practice, focusing on the uses of AVL data, as well as changes in agency practices related to the use of AVL data. Information will also be sought on effects, benefits, and costs to transit agencies. </font><font size="4">A review of the relevant literature in the field will be combined with surveys of selected transit </font><br /><font size="4">agencies. Based on survey results, selected case studies will be developed, describing practices </font><font size="4">at transit agencies with mature AVL systems in order to profile innovative and successful practices, </font><font size="4">as well as lessons learned and gaps in information. </font></p><p><font size="4"></font></p><p> </p>


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-07, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis

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

    Vlasak, Donna

  • Principal Investigators:

    Parker, Doug

  • Start Date: 20061115
  • Actual Completion Date: 20071115
  • Source Data: RiP Project 15433

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  • Accession Number: 01462755
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-07, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:09PM