California Smart Commuter

This project is a continuation of earlier Efficient Deployment of Advanced Public Transportation Systems (EDAPTS) research efforts focusing on making transit Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies more available to and affordable for small transit systems. This project will move the EDAPTS research effort closer to its full deployment potential by reviewing prior designs, modernizing and updating them where necessary, and kick-starting the initial process of finding private-side suppliers for EDAPTS compliant systems. The research goals are to: (1) provide industry with examples of commercially viable designs for cheap, open source and well documented systems that meet small transit ITS needs; and (2) develop performance specifications that help small transit providers identify, specify, design and deploy scalable, lower lifecycle cost ITS solutions that meet their specific unique needs. In this project, the research team will design, procure and deploy a low cost EDAPTS ITS solution package on the Cal Poly Pomona campus bus system, the Bronco Express. This controlled ITS implementation will provide the researchers with an opportunity to test and observe the EDAPTS process of engaging and empowering a typical small transit system to purchase ITS by using a systems engineering approach.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: National Research Program, National Research, Intelligent Transportation Systems


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $1520000.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Robinson, Bruce

  • Performing Organizations:


  • Start Date: 19940419
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34890

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01489276
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 6 2013 1:01AM