Pilot Test Smart Phone/Tablet App for Paratransit Demand-Response Passenger Pick-up Alerts to Assist Passenger with Disabilities and Reduce No-Shows and Vehicle Dwell Times

The project will expand the scope of a current University Transportation Research Center (UTRC2) project titled "Smart Bus System under Connected Vehicles Environment," Project # 49198-27-27. The expanded scope will include the development of a second application. The app will be specially designed for and tested by a trained Rutgers student/staff to work with and ride-along with New Jersey Transit (NJT) paratransit vehicle operators to alert passengers 5 minutes prior to real-time pick-up. The application will be pilot tested on 3 to 5 individuals for approximately 25 to 30 different alerts. Since this pilot test will be a small-scale, location based study data can be collected both before and during the app implementation. Additionally, feedback will be collected from the passenger, the vehicle operator, the Rutgers student/staff and the transit agencies.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $10102
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT12-G-UTC26

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Rd
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Project Managers:

    Szary, Patrick

    Siriani, Ronnie

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Rd
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Principal Investigators:

    Feeley, Cecelia

  • Start Date: 20160222
  • Expected Completion Date: 20161130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01604832
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC26
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 20 2016 9:45AM