Characteristics of Real-Time Bus/Train Arrival Information Systems
Date published: Feb 14, 2011
Organizations that develop or market real-time bus/train arrival systems were surveyed. Four organizations responded. Topics/questions include:
- What is the name of your real-time arrival information system?
- Which organization markets and/or developed the system?
- Who is the contact person for enquiries about the system?
- What is the pricing structure of the system?
- What type of AVL technology do you require/recommend?
- How does your system predict real-time arrival information?
- What information can your system provide to passengers?
- How is your information provided to passengers?
- What level of accuracy do you generally maintain in predicting the arrival time of a bus or train?
- How is power typically provided to your real-time display signs at stops and stations?
- How much customization do you accommodate in your system?
- Please indicate the factors that determine the implementation time of your system and what period of time it typically takes to implement.
- What advice would you provide to a transit agency considering the implementation of a real-time bus/train arrival information system?
- What kind of user assistance and technical support is provided after the implementation of a system?
- How many organizations in the U.S. and Canada use your system?
- How many organizations in countries other than the U.S. and Canada use your system?
- How long has your system been available?
- What improvements to your system are you planning over the next year or two?
- What do you consider to be the main strengths of your system?
- What do you consider to be the main advantages of bus/train arrival information to transit agencies?
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