Buffalo-Niagara Bi-National Regional ITS Architecture

Region Home
ITS Inventory
Inventory by Stakeholder
Inventory by Entity
Sausage Diagram
Market Packages by Functional Area
Market Packages by Stakeholder
Market Package Descriptions
Equipment Package Descriptions
Architecture Flow Descriptions
Project Documents
Send Your Comments


Equipment Package: Transit Center Fixed-Route Operations

Description: This equipment package enhances the planning and scheduling associated with fixed and flexible route transit services. The package allows fixed-route and flexible-route transit services to develop, print and disseminate schedules and automatically updates customer service operator systems with the most current schedule information. Current vehicle schedule adherence and optimum scenarios for schedule adjustment shall also be provided.
Included In: NFTA/Metro Bus and Rail Operations Control Center
Niagara Falls Transit Center
School District Transportation Dispatch
St. Catharines Transit Dispatch
Welland Transit Center
General Functional Requirements 1 - The center shall generate transit routes and schedules based on such factors as parameters input by the system operator, road network conditions, operational data on current routes and schedules, and digitized map data.
2 - The center shall provide the interface to the system operator to control the generation of new routes and schedules (transit services) including the ability to review and update the parameters used by the routes and schedules generation processes and to initiate these processes
3 - The center shall be able to generate special routes and schedules to support an incident, disaster, evacuation, or other emergency.
4 - The center shall accept requests from traffic management to change routes and schedules as part of the implementation of demand management strategies.
5 - The center shall collect transit operational data for use in the generation of routes and schedules.
6 - The center shall assign transit vehicle operators based on factors such as eligibility, route preferences, seniority, and transit vehicle availability.
7 - The center shall manage large deviations of individual transit vehicles, deviations in rural areas, and deviations of large numbers of vehicles.
8 - The center shall generate the necessary corrective actions which may involve more than the vehicles concerned and more far reaching action, such as, the introduction of extra vehicles, wide area signal priority by traffic management, the premature termination of some services, etc.
9 - The center shall exchange information with Maintenance and Construction Operations concerning work zones, roadway conditions, asset restrictions, work plans, etc.
10 - The center shall disseminate up-to-date schedules and route information to other centers for fixed and flexible route services.

Last updated: 11-18-05