IVHS Transit Applications — Rural/Small Urban Areas

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by Stephen H. Richards, The Univ of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States,
Frederick J. Wegmann, The Univ of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States,
Pasam Reddy, The Univ of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pacific Rim TransTech Conference: Volume I: Advanced Technologies

Abstract: The application of APTS technologies to public transportation services as found in small and medium sized communities and in rural areas is still to be explored in the United States. To identify potential IVHS applications, direct input was sought from public transportation managers IVHS applications, direct input was used to encourage objectivity and depth of coverage. Officials representing different public transportation services, including fixed route bus, paratransit, ridesharing, and rural public transportation, participated in the focus groups. Group participants were asked to judge, in terms of their operations, the effectiveness of each APTS technology relative to its ability to achieve the specific goals of: increasing demand, reducing operating cost and increasing the comfort of users.

Subject Headings: Transportation management | Intelligent transportation systems | Public transportation | Urban areas | Public services | Information systems | Vehicles | Rural areas | Public information programs | North America | United States

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