Title

TRANSIT AND IVHS IN THE NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK REGION

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1992

Subject Area

operations - traffic, infrastructure - vehicle, planning - route design, planning - marketing/promotion, planning - signage/information, ridership - commuting, technology - intelligent transport systems, technology - passenger information, mode - mass transit

Keywords

Transit, Traffic information systems, Technology, State of New York, RTI, Route guidance, Road transport informatics, Public transit, Passenger information systems, New York (State), New Jersey, Multiple occupancy vehicles, Mass transit, Marketing, Local transit, IVHS, ITS (Intelligent transportation systems), Intelligent vehicle highway systems, Intelligent transportation systems, In vehicle route guidance, In vehicle communications, In vehicle advisory, Highway communications, High occupancy vehicles, Driver information systems, Driver communications, Communications networks, Communication systems, ATT, Advanced transport telematics

Abstract

An overview is provided of the advanced technology efforts under way at the two major transit properties in the New Jersey/New York City metropolitan region. Insight is provided into how they relate to current intelligent vehicle-highway systems strategies and future IVHS opportunities and challenges in the metropolitan area. The NJ Transit and the New York MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) have played major roles in the development and use of advanced technologies in customer interface, marketing, vehicle operations and communications, and HOV (high occupancy vehicle) operations. This article describes the regions served by the NJ Transit and MTA, and reviews the current applications of advanced technologies. Customer interface (pre-trip passenger information) is described, as well as in-terminal information systems, and in-vehicle informatin systems. Electronic ticketing and automated trip payment, and vehicle opearations and communications are covered, as well as automatic toll collection, dynamic scheduling, and transit operations software.