Development of Transactional Data Specifications for Demand-Responsive Transportation

Demand-responsive transportation includes current and emerging mobility options including, but not limited to, services that may be (1) traditional general public, human service, taxi, and private providers; (2) emerging single- and shared-use options such as bike- and vehicle-sharing, and Transportation Network Companies (TNCs); and (3) scheduled in advance and on demand. These mobility options have been growing and, for decades, communities have been pursuing their improvement. Demand-responsive services are often characterized by complex, multiparty engagement and interactions for each trip. Other industries have experienced the benefits of sharing data to improve everyday business practices. In the transit industry, the General Transit Feed Specifications (GTFS) has already shown the benefits of sharing fixed-route transit data. Transactional data specifications will enable the transportation industry to adapt to current technology and continue to innovate. The objective of this research was to develop technical specifications for transactional data for entities involved in the provision of demand-responsive transportation.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The research is completed and the pre-publication of the final deliverable TCRP Report 210 is available. A validator software tool that verifies data messages generated by a software system is found at the following URL:


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $250000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project G-16

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

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

    Schwager, Dianne

  • Performing Organizations:

    DemandTrans Solutions

  • Principal Investigators:

    Teal, Roger

  • Start Date: 20161116
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190515
  • Actual Completion Date: 20190505
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41410

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01624781
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project G-16
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 1 2017 4:05AM