This equipment package automates and supports the assignment of transit vehicles and operators to enhance the daily operation of a transit service. It provides the capability to assign operators to routes or service areas in a fair manner while minimizing labor and overtime services, considering operator preferences and qualifications, and automatically tracking and validating the number of work hours performed by each individual operator.
NFTA/Metro Bus and Rail Operations Control Center
Niagara Falls Paratransit Service
Niagara Falls Transit Center
School District Transportation Dispatch
St. Catharines Transit Dispatch
Welland Transit Center
General Functional Requirements
The center shall maintain records of a transit vehicle operator's performance. This may be done utilizing standardized performance evaluation criteria set forth by governmental regulations and transit operating company policies, assessing the transit vehicle operator's driving history, and assessing comments from the transit vehicle operator's supervisor(s) as well as noting any moving violations or accidents, supervisor comments, government regulations, and company policies. 2 -
The center shall assess the transit vehicle operator's availability based on previous work assignments, accumulated hours, plus health and vacation commitments. 3 -
The center shall assign transit vehicle operators to transit schedules based on their eligibility, route preferences, seniority, and transit vehicle availability. 4 -
The center shall provide an interface through which the transit vehicle operator information can be maintained - either from the transit vehicle operator, a transit system operator (i.e. center personnel), or other functions.