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Meng, Huadong; Dachuan Li; Lu Li; Eric Kim; Justin Picar; Yun Xiang; and Wei-Bin Zhang
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Suburban transit agencies can face challenges in improving transit operation efficiency cost-effectiveness due to a wide geographic service area, often resulting in long headways between vehicles and long waiting times which discourage users. An Integrated Dynamic Transit Operation (IDTO) system in Contra Costa County, California, was developed to enable enhanced connectivity, reduce travel time and improve operations for suburban transit agencies. A prototype system, including the IDTO server, a dispatch interface and a traveler mobile app, was developed and field tested with several Tri-Delta Transit (TDT) bus routes and San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) routes connecting at identified points. The IDTO system prototype included the transit connection protection (T-CONNECT) application which aims to improve transfers by extending the wait time of outbound buses to meet connecting riders at transfer stops.

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Suburban transit agencies can face challenges in improving transit operation efficiency cost-effectiveness due to a wide geographic service area, often resulting in long headways between vehicles and long waiting times which discourage users. An Integrated Dynamic Transit Operation (IDTO) system in Contra Costa County, California, was developed to enable enhanced connectivity, reduce travel time and improve operations for suburban transit agencies. A prototype system, including the IDTO server, a dispatch interface and a traveler mobile app, was developed and field tested with several Tri-Delta Transit (TDT) bus routes and San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) routes connecting at identified points. The IDTO system prototype included the transit connection protection (T-CONNECT) application which aims to improve transfers by extending the wait time of outbound buses to meet connecting riders at transfer stops.

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Report CA18-2663
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California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH)
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Development and Field Testing of An Integrated Dynamic Transit Operation System (IDTO)
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