A Handbook For Acquiring Demand-Responsive Transit Software, Tcrp Report 18
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A Handbook For Acquiring Demand-Responsive Transit Software, Tcrp Report 18

  • 1996

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      THIS HANDBOOK WILL BE OF INTEREST TO AGENCIES ENGAGED IN MANAGING AND OPERATING DEMAND-RESPONSIVE TRANSIT (DRT) SERVICES. THE HANDBOOK IS INTENDED TO ASSIST DRTPROVIDERS WITH ASSESSMENT OF SOFTWARE NEEDS AND PROCUREMENT OF SOFTWARE TO MEET THOSE NEEDS. IT IS INTENDED TO BE USEFUL TO READERS AT ALL LEVELS OF COMPUTER LITERACY AND TO BE APPLICABLE TO DRT SYSTEMS OF VARIOUS CONFIGURATIONS AND SIZES.

      UNDER TCRP PROJECT A-6, SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS FOR DEMAND-RESPONSIVE TRANSIT, RESEARCH WAS UNDERTAKEN BY A TEAM HEADED BY SYSTAN, INC., TO SPECIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF FUTURE COMPUTER SOFTWARE TO ASSIST IN THE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION OF DEMAND-RESPONSIVE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. AN IMPLEMENTATION HANDBOOK WAS DEVELOPED TO ASSIST TRANSPORTATION PROVIDERS IN THE PROCUREMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF SUCH SYSTEMS. TO ACHIEVE THE PROJECT OBJECTIVES, THE RESEARCHERS CONDUCTED A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND CURRENT PRACTICE RELATED TO COMPUTERIZATION OF DRT SYSTEMS; REVIEWED AND SUMMARIZED FEDERAL LEGISLATION AND REGULATIONS THAT DIRECTLY AFFECT DRT SYSTEMS; PREPARED STATEMENTS OF NEEDS AND OBJECTIVES FOR AUTOMATING THE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS FUNCTIONS OF DRT SYSTEMS; DEVELOPED SOFTWARE SPECIFICATIONS FOR EACH OF THE FUNCTIONS; AND DOCUMENTED ADVANCE TECHNOLOGY FEATURES. THE INFORMATION COLLECTED WAS USED TO DEVELOP A HANDBOOK TO ASSIST DEMAND-RESPONSIVE PROVIDERS IN THEIR DECISIONS ABOUT AUTOMATING ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATING FUNCTIONS AND IN PROCURING SOFTWARE THAT MEETS THE SPECIFICATIONS.

      THE HANDBOOK PROVIDES A HISTORY OF DRT SERVICE AND DESCRIBES HOW DRT WORKS. THE HANDBOOK ALSO DISCUSSES DRT SOFTWARE, INCLUDING A DESCRIPTION OF THE EXISTING STATE OF THE ART BASED ON A SURVEY OF DRT PROVIDERS AND EXPERTS IN THE FIELD. A SECTION ON COMPUTER HARDWARE IS INCLUDED FOR THOSE WHO NEED A TUTORIAL IN ORDER TO USE THE HANDBOOK.

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