TIC Trip Planning Functional Area

Description

'TIC Trip Planning' provides pre–trip and en route trip planning services for travelers. It receives origin, destination, constraints, and preferences and returns trip plan(s) that meet the supplied criteria. Trip plans may be based on current traffic and road conditions, transit schedule information, and other real–time traveler information. Candidate trip plans are multimodal and may include vehicle, transit, and alternate mode segments (e.g., rail, ferry, bicycle routes, and walkways) based on traveler preferences. It also confirms the trip plan for the traveler and supports reservations and advanced payment for portions of the trip. The trip plan includes specific routing information and instructions for each segment of the trip and may also include information and reservations for additional services (e.g., parking) along the route.

Included In

Google Transit
Fort Worth Transportation Authority Web Site
DFW Connect a Ride

Functional Requirements

IDRequirement
01The center shall provide the capability to provide specific pre–trip and en route directions to travelers (and drivers), including costs, arrival times, and transfer points.
02The center shall include bicycle routes, walkways, skyways, and multi–use trails in the pre–trip and en route directions it provides to travelers.
03The center shall support on–line route guidance for travelers using personal devices (such as PDAs).
04The center shall support on–line route guidance for drivers in vehicles.
05The center shall support on–line route guidance for specialty vehicles, such as commercial vehicles.
06The center shall generate route plans based on current and/or predicted conditions of the road network, scheduled maintenance and construction work activities, and work zone activities.
07The center shall generate route plans based on transit services, including fares, schedules, and requirements for travelers with special needs.
08The center shall generate route plans based on current asset restrictions, such as height and weight restrictions on tunnels or bridges.
09The center shall generate route plans based on ferry, rail, air, or other multimodal transportation data.
10The center shall exchange route segment information with other centers outside the area served by the local center.
11The center shall generate trips based on the use of more than one mode of transport.
12The center shall use the preferences and constraints specified by the traveler in the trip request to select the most appropriate mode of transport.
13The center shall provide the capability for the traveler to confirm the proposed trip plan.
14The center shall provide the capability for center personnel to control route calculation parameters.
15The center shall generate route plans to account for parking availability.