Transit Center Vehicle Tracking Functional Area


'Transit Center Vehicle Tracking' monitors transit vehicle location. The location information is collected via a data communication link between the transit vehicles and the transit center. The location information is presented to the transit operator on a digitized map of the transit service area. The location data may be used to determine real time schedule adherence and update the transit system's schedule in real–time. The real–time schedule information is disseminated to other information providers, which furnish the information to travelers.

Included In

DART Transit Management Center
Fort Worth Transportation Authority Transit Management Center
Public / Private Transit Management Center
DFW International Airport Transit Management Center
Denton County Transit Management Center

Functional Requirements

1The center shall monitor the locations of all transit vehicles within its network.
2The center shall determine adherence of transit vehicles to their assigned schedule.
3The center shall provide transit operational data to traveler information service providers.
4The center shall provide collected transit probe data to traffic management centers and traveler information service providers for use in measuring current traffic conditions.