APTS01-Transit Vehicle Tracking: Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority

Status

Existing

Description

This market package monitors current transit vehicle location using an Automated Vehicle Location System. The location data may be used to determine real time schedule adherence and update the transit systemís schedule in real-time. Vehicle position may be determined either by the vehicle (e.g., through GPS) and relayed to the infrastructure or may be determined directly by the communications infrastructure. A two-way wireless communication link with the Transit Management Subsystem is used for relaying vehicle position and control measures. Fixed route transit systems may also employ beacons along the route to enable position determination and facilitate communications with each vehicle at fixed intervals. The Transit Management Subsystem processes this information, updates the transit schedule and makes real-time schedule information available to the Information Service Provider.

Includes Elements

CARTA Fixed Route Dispatch Center
CARTA Care-A-Van Dispatch Center
CARTA Paratransit Vehicles
CARTA Fixed-Route Vehicles