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. The lack of common specifications for transactional data for demand-responsive transportation has negatively impacted business practices and the cost, quality, and availability of these services, to the detriment of communities and customers. The development of transactional data specifications will enable the transportation industry to adapt to current technology and continue to innovate. The objective of this research is to develop technical specifications for transactional data for entities involved in the provision of demand-responsive transportation. The technical specifications should build on the framework presented in Table 2 of TCRP Web-Only Doc 62: Standardizing Data for Mobility Management, http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/tcrp/tcrp_w62.pdf, but should recognize changes that have occurred since the completion of this research and emerging trends. This research should be a collaborative effort that engages stakeholders, including public, private, and nonprofit entities; software developers; and academics.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • 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

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  • Principal Investigators:

    Teal, Roger

  • Start Date: 20161116
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180515
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • 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