This document has been developed for those involved in the provision of information and other services in local authorities and the bus industry.
They aim to help ensure that passenger information is accessible to all people, consistently and effectively.
This report reviews the use of RTI systems by a number of UK local authorities to implement traffic light priority, explores the value of this to bus operations, and captures plans for the future.
Integration between RTI and UTMC is still a limited affair. Although there are a number of ways in which the UTMC system might be integrated with an RTI system, at present integration is largely limited to bus priority.
The question of the ‘business case’ for real time information (RTI) is a perennial one, and one which it is difficult to answer definitively because of the number of factors involved in its evaluation. There have been reviews which attempt to answer this from different perspectives, most recently (and most comprehensively) from the RTIG study in East Kent. The outcome has been encouraging, but – at least insofar as patronage impacts are concerned – have not been unarguably conclusive.
This is one of the deliverables under RTIG Government Task 1.3:
Evaluation of implementations. It details the results of a number of case studies into bi-directional (or two-way) data exchange between ETMs (Electronic Ticketing Machines) and RTI system OBUs (On-bus Units).
This is the deliverable for RTIG Government Task 1.3: Assessment of enablers/blockers.
An assessment of ‘enablers and blockers’ affecting those implementing RTI systems has been performed. The information compiled in this report will assist RTIG in promoting RTI and help it to identify deliverables that will assist its Members in successfully delivering systems.