The intention was for TravTIPS to provide integrated traveler information about multiple transportation modes on various venues, from the Internet, to kiosks in Penn Station (NYC) and South Station (Boston), as well as via wireless applications and specialized corporate services. By integrating information from a range of sources such as AccuWeather, MapQuest, Amtrak, emergency services and others, TravTIPS would inform travelers of changing conditions and travel options, enabling them to plan more efficiently.
The deployment of TravTIPS did not produce the desired outcomes. Only the Internet portion was deployed, which did not lead to revenue, and by 2000, the vendor elected to terminate its contract with I-95 CC and the FOT ended. The evaluation of the TravTIPS FOT revealed problems in planning and deployment that serve now as lessons learned for ATIS as well as for other types ITS projects.
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