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  • Southbridge Crossings Transit Station Traveler Information, And Security Systems

    SRF Consulting Group, Inc., in cooperation with Scott County, designed a transit station that
    provides Scott County residents with a new commuting option to downtown Minneapolis.
    Working with Scott County and other local agencies, SRF designed the bus park-and-ride
    station to sensitively fit into a developing commercial and residential area. 
     
    Located near TH 169 and CSAH 18, the station is comprised of several main functions: a bus
    turn-around and drop-off area, a passenger waiting area with shelters, a 550-car surface
    parking lot, and an access road with walks. 
     
    The ITS elements of this project include:
     
    ·  A traveler information system designed to continuously count the lot capacity and inform
    approaching vehicles of parking space availability in the lot with real- time information. 
    ·  A wireless telemetry system.
    ·  Changeable message signs incorporated into decorative landscape monuments.
    ·  A six-camera security system with on-site digital video recording.
     
    The project was awarded “2007 Project of the Year” by the Association of Minnesota
    Counties.

    SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

    Scott County


    Presented at the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, November 16-20, 2008, New York, New York

  • A Review Of The Migration To Standardized Smart-Cards For Concessionary Travel In Wales, UK

    This paper will review the migration to standardized smart-cards on buses for concessionary
    travel in Wales, UK.  Through  the scheme, people over 60 and disabled passengers  have  free access to travel at any time of the day across the bus network, with smart-cards enabling a quick and  convenient  method of boarding.  The re issue of standardized s mart-cards and the implementation of an integrated  and centralized system will also provide efficiencies in data capture and analysis, accurate revenue payments to operators, a reduction in fraud, and statistics that will inform future policy and funding.   Smartcards will also establish a method for
    improving public service delivery to the citizens of Wales as the technology will be extended to additional modes of transport and wider citizen applications, thereby  making a  positive  step
    towards an accessible fully- integrated public transportation system for the country.

    South Wales Traffic Management Centre

    Welsh Assembly Government


    Presented at the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, November 16-20, 2008, New York, New York

  • Development Of The Free Mobility System Using General Purpose Equipment For Visually Impaired People

    Japanese society is rapidly aging and the birth rate falling faster than any other countries in
    the world. Therefore, it is important to create a universal society in Japan. The ministry of
    Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) is trying to develop the free mobility
    system that is intended to remove any restrictions on the mobility of all people by applying
    advanced information or communication technologies such as IC tags. In order to develop
    general purpose equipment for free mobility of visually impaired people, experimental studies
    on the radio marker system that is available for many types of users were carried out. The
    test results reveal some technical requirements for practical use of this system. In this report,
    fundamental concept and structure of the free mobility system and the result of the
    experimental studies are described.

    Public Works Research Institute

    National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management, Japan


    Presented at the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, November 16-20, 2008, New York, New York

  • A Web-Based One-Stop Shop To Improve Social Inclusion For Disabled People: Results Of The Ask-It Pro

    ASK-IT is a web-based system that provides a range of services in a ‘one-stop shop’ format
    enabling people to interact with their environment, whether it be home, at work, in education,
    participating in social activities, or on the move (multi-modal and pedestrian transport). These
    ‘info-services’ are personalised and seamless. They cater for people’s specific mobility
    requirements and thus enable disabled people to engage more fully in everyday life. This
    paper provides early results of the ASK-IT project, focusing on the UK pilot site in
    Newcastle-Gateshead. The trials involve up to 50 disabled volunteers taking part in activities
    designed to demonstrate the ASK-IT system and a selection of services, including
    personalisation, outdoor and indoor positioning and route guidance, accessing a database of
    point of interest and ‘what’s on’ content, transport timetables, and personal support services.

    Newcastle University


    Presented at the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, November 16-20, 2008, New York, New York

  • Stimulating Radical Innovations For Road User Services – The Roadidea Approach

    SUMMARY - ROADIDEA project (www.roadidea.eu) studies the innovations potential of
    the European ITS sector by analysing available data sources, revealing existing problems and
    bottlenecks for data utilisation and service build-up. ROADIDEA also makes an effort to
    develop better methods and models to be utilised in different service platforms. Road
    transport is the main focus of research, but co- and multimodality and other forms of transport
    will be considered too. As final outcome, a road map to more innovative and competitive
    European ITS services is introduced. The research and innovation work is organised into three
    main layers: information infrastructure, innovation, and exploitation layers. In two
    consecutive cycles, the project innovates in a systematic manner new service concepts and
    improvements to existing systems and models for engineering, transport management and
    road user services. Awareness of new kinds of data and data fusion techniques are recognised
    as enablers for these improvements and innovations. This paper describes the innovation
    cycles, the pilot evaluation and assesses some first experience and results.

    Foreca Consulting Ltd

    VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland


    Presented at the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, November 16-20, 2008, New York, New York

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