Bellevue Smart Traveler: Reducing SOV Commuting

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by Brian Goble, Univ of WA, Seattle, United States,
Susan Michalak, Univ of WA, Seattle, United States,
Mark Haselkorn, Univ of WA, Seattle, United States,
Jan Spyridakis, Univ of WA, Seattle, United States,
Cathy Blumenthal, Univ of WA, Seattle, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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

Abstract: The Bellevue Smart Traveler (BTS) research team is currently developing a prototype traveler information center (TIC) to serve a downtown office complex in Bellevue, Washington. The goal of the project is to determine whether state-of-the-art information technology can be used to encourage single-occupant vehicle (SOV) commuters to try alternative transportation modes. This paper presents some preliminary results from a user survey conducted at the test site paying particular attention to users' information delivery preferences, as well as users opinions regarding ridesharing issues. In addition, this paper presents the three candidate technologies and explains how they might be integrated to make transportation information more accessible and useful for users.

Subject Headings: Commute | Information management | Information systems | Communication systems | Vehicles | Team building | Business districts | Washington | North America | United States

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