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Transit Center Paratransit Operations

Equipment Package: Transit Center Paratransit Operations

Description: This equipment package manages demand responsive transit services, including paratransit services. It supports planning and scheduling of these services, allowing paratransit and other demand response transit services to plan efficient routes and better estimate arrival times. This equipment package also supports automated dispatch of paratransit vehicles and tracks passenger pick-ups and drop-offs. Customer service operator systems are updated with the most current schedule information.
Included In: BAT Paratransit Dispatch
CCRTA Automated Fare Collection System
CCRTA Transit Dispatch
GATRA Paratransit Dispatch
Local Transit Automated Fare System
Local Transit Dispatch
NRTA Transit Dispatch
SRTA Transit Dispatch
VTA Transit Dispatch
Functional Requirements 1 - The center shall process trip requests for demand responsive transit services, i.e. paratransit. Sources of the requests may include traveler information service providers.
2 - The center shall monitor the operational status of the demand response vehicles including status of passenger pick-up and drop-off.
3 - The center shall generate demand response transit (including paratransit) routes and schedules based on such factors as parameters input by the system operator, what other demand responsive transit schedules have been planned, the availability and location of vehicles, the relevance of any fixed transit routes and schedules, road network information, and incident information.
4 - The center shall dispatch demand response (paratransit) transit vehicles.
5 - The center shall exchange information with Maintenance and Construction Operations concerning work zones, roadway conditions, asset restrictions, work plans, etc.
6 - The center shall disseminate up-to-date schedules and route information to other centers for demand responsive transit services (paratransit).
7 - The center shall collect the log of passenger boardings and alightings from the paratransit vehicles.
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