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Equipment Package: On-board Transit Signal Priority

Description: This equipment package provides the capability for transit vehicles to request signal priority through short range communication directly with traffic control equipment at the roadside.
Included In: NFTA Fixed Route Transit Vehicles
NFTA Light Rail Vehicles
St. Catharines Transit Vehicles
General Functional Requirements 1 - The transit vehicle shall determine the schedule deviation and estimated times of arrival (ETA) at transit stops.
2 - The transit vehicle shall send priority requests to traffic signal controllers at intersections, pedestrian crossings, and multimodal crossings on the roads (surface streets) and freeway (ramp controls) network that enable a transit vehicle schedule deviation to be corrected.
3 - The transit vehicle shall send the schedule deviation data and status of priority requests to the transit vehicle operator.

Last updated: 11-18-05