In Minneapolis, a traffic incident information pager service was used daily by 65 percent of participants, and at least once-per-week by 88 percent of participants; users decided to changed travel routes in 42 percent of the situations.
Made Public Date
09/21/2000

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Minneapolis
Minnesota
United States
Identifier
2000-00042
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System Effectiveness Test

Summary Information

The Genesis project in Minneapolis delivered incident information via alphanumeric pagers.

FINDINGS

A majority of Genesis users (65 percent) reported using the service daily and 88 percent reported using the service once or more per week. Of users who participated in the test, only 2 percent dropped out of the project during operation due to dissatisfaction with the service. An additional indication that users found the service valuable is that users discovered over half of the incidents affecting their travel via Genesis compared to discovering 15 percent of incidents via radio and TV. When users became aware of incidents via Genesis, they chose alternate routes for travel in 42 percent of the situations.

System Effectiveness Test

System Effectiveness Test
Publication Sort Date
06/10/1997
Author
Wetherby, Bruce
Publisher
Draft Genesis
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