Transit Vehicle Schedule Management Functional Area


'Transit Vehicle Schedule Management' monitors schedule performance and identifies corrective actions when a deviation is detected. It provides two–way communication between the transit vehicle and center, enabling the center to communicate with the vehicle operator and monitor on–board systems.

Included In

COTA Transit Fixed–Route Vehicles
COTA Paratransit Vehicles
COTA Engine Component Monitoring
DATA Transit Fixed–Route Vehicles
CRAA Shuttle Buses

Functional Requirements

01The transit vehicle shall receive a vehicle assignment including transit route information, transit service instructions, traffic information, road conditions, and other information for the operator.
02The transit vehicle shall use the route information and its current location to determine the deviation from the predetermined schedule.
03The transit vehicle shall calculate the estimated times of arrival (ETA) at transit stops.
04The transit vehicle shall determine scenarios to correct the schedule deviation.
05The transit vehicle shall provide the schedule deviations and instructions for schedule corrections to the transit vehicle operator if the deviation is small, or the transit vehicle is operating in an urban area.
06The transit vehicle shall send the schedule deviation and estimated arrival time information to the center.
07The transit vehicle shall support the operations of a flexible route service. This may include requests for route deviations that would then lead to schedule corrective actions.
08The transit vehicle shall notify the transit center of vehicle location and operational status as the vehicle exits and returns to the transit facility to support future vehicle assignments.