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German 'Smart Bus' Systems, Potential For Application In Portland, Oregon, Volume 1, Technical Report
  • Published Date:
    1993-01-01
  • Language:
    English
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  • Publication/ Report Number:
    DOT-T-93-25
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  • Abstract:
    Transferred from EDL on 5/14/2008

    THE TRI-COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT OF OREGON (TRI-MET) PROVIDES TRANSIT, PARATRANSIT AND RIDESHARING SERVICES WITHIN MULTNOMAH, CLACKAMAS AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES IN THE PORTLAND METROPOLITAN AREA. FOR THE PAST TWO DECADES, TRI-MET HAS BEEN INVESTIGATING WAYS TO USE NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO IMPROVE THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IN FAST-GROWING SUBURBAN AREAS.



    SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS HAVE REPORTED THAT CITIES AND COUNTIES IN GERMANY THAT HAVE INSTALLED NEW COMPUTER-TELECOMMUNICATIONS "SMART-BUS" SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION RIDERSHIP IN LOW-DENSITY SUBURBAN AND RURAL AREAS. THIS REPORT DESCRIBES THE HISTORY OF THE FLEXIBLE OPERATIONS COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEM (FOCCS) AND HOW IT IS BEING USED IN GERMANY TO INTEGRATE FLEXIBLE-ROUTE BUS, MINIBUS AND MICROBUS (I.E., TAXI) SERVICES WITH FIXED-ROUTE BUS, RAIL AND FERRY SERVICES.



    THIS REPORT ALSO DESCRIBES HOW NEW TELEPHONE-BASED INFORMATION SERVICES CAN BE USED TO ENHANCE THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF FOCCS AND OTHER GERMAN "SMART BUS" CONCEPTS FOR USE IN THE UNITED STATES. FOR EXAMPLE, TOUCH-TONE TELEPHONES (AUDIOTEX) AND COMPUTER TERMINALS (VIDEOTEX) CAN BE USED TO DEVELOP SINGLE-TRIP CARPOOLS OR PARATAXIS TO FEED FIXED-ROUTE TRANSIT LINES, TO BACK-UP CONVENTIONAL CARPOOLS AND VANPOOLS, AND TO PROVIDE LOW-COST TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR SUBURB-TO-SUBURB TRAVELERS.

    ">THIS REPORT ALSO DESCRIBES HOW NEW TELEPHONE-BASED INFORMATION SERVICES CAN BE USED TO ENHANCE THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF FOCCS AND OTHER GERMAN "SMART BUS" CONCEPTS FOR USE IN THE UNITED STATES. FOR EXAMPLE, TOUCH-TONE TELEPHONES (AUDIOTEX) AND COMPUTER TERMINALS (VIDEOTEX) CAN BE USED TO DEVELOP SINGLE-TRIP CARPOOLS OR PARATAXIS TO FEED FIXED-ROUTE TRANSIT LINES, TO BACK-UP CONVENTIONAL CARPOOLS AND VANPOOLS, AND TO PROVIDE LOW-COST TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR SUBURB-TO-SUBURB TRAVELERS.

    ">KEYWORDS:


    RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OR R&D, TRANSIT MANAGEMENT/FLEET MANAGEMENT, REGIONAL MULTIMODAL TRAVEL INFORMATION, ADVANCED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS OR APTS






    THE TRI-COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT OF OREGON (TRI-MET) PROVIDES TRANSIT, PARATRANSIT AND RIDESHARING SERVICES WITHIN MULTNOMAH, CLACKAMAS AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES IN THE PORTLAND METROPOLITAN AREA. FOR THE PAST TWO DECADES, TRI-MET HAS BEEN INVESTIGATING WAYS TO USE NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO IMPROVE THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IN FAST-GROWING SUBURBAN AREAS.



    SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS HAVE REPORTED THAT CITIES AND COUNTIES IN GERMANY THAT HAVE INSTALLED NEW COMPUTER-TELECOMMUNICATIONS "SMART-BUS" SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION RIDERSHIP IN LOW-DENSITY SUBURBAN AND RURAL AREAS. THIS REPORT DESCRIBES THE HISTORY OF THE FLEXIBLE OPERATIONS COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEM (FOCCS) AND HOW IT IS BEING USED IN GERMANY TO INTEGRATE FLEXIBLE-ROUTE BUS, MINIBUS AND MICROBUS (I.E., TAXI) SERVICES WITH FIXED-ROUTE BUS, RAIL AND FERRY SERVICES.



    THIS REPORT ALSO DESCRIBES HOW NEW TELEPHONE-BASED INFORMATION SERVICES CAN BE USED TO ENHANCE THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF FOCCS AND OTHER GERMAN "SMART BUS" CONCEPTS FOR USE IN THE UNITED STATES. FOR EXAMPLE, TOUCH-TONE TELEPHONES (AUDIOTEX) AND COMPUTER TERMINALS (VIDEOTEX) CAN BE USED TO DEVELOP SINGLE-TRIP CARPOOLS OR PARATAXIS TO FEED FIXED-ROUTE TRANSIT LINES, TO BACK-UP CONVENTIONAL CARPOOLS AND VANPOOLS, AND TO PROVIDE LOW-COST TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR SUBURB-TO-SUBURB TRAVELERS.



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