Transit Center Connection Protection Functional Area


'Transit Center Connection Protection' manages the coordination of transit transfers between routes within a single transit agency, between routes of different transit agencies, or between different modes (e.g. a bus transit route and a ferry route). This functional object also supports the capability for an individual traveler to obtain connection protection throughout a specific transit trip. This application may be implemented through peer–to–peer sharing between agencies control systems or as a central transit transfer request brokerage that facilitates the management and coordination of transfers across multiple agencies and control systems.

Included In

DATA Transit Dispatch Facility
OSU TPS Dispatch Facility
COTA Fixed–Route Transit Management System

Functional Requirements

01The center shall manage service requests for routing of an individual through the transit system.
02The center shall provide transit plans for both fixed and demand responsive transit to transit passengers.
03The center shall be able to coordinate with Other Transit Management systems or Multimodal Transportation Service Providers in order to provide a complete multimodal trip plan.
04The center shall track the passenger through the transit network, and coordinate with Other TRM and Multimodal Transportation Service Providers so that the passenger makes efficient connections between the transit system and other transit systems or other modes of transportation.
05The center shall track transit vehicles and identify when connections between transit routes are in jeopardy due to the late arrival of a transit vehicle at a transfer stop or station.
06The center shall send schedule adjustments to a transit vehicle in order to protect a connection made with other transit vehicles.
07The center shall be able to provide a traveler with updates regarding their transit trip, including connection protection actions taken by the center.
08The center shall send schedule adjustments to a transit vehicle in order to protect a connection to be made by a specific traveler.