County of Fairfax, Virginia Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)
County of Fairfax, Virginia Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Project Update TAC - July 21, 2015 Nick Perfili, FCDOT Department of Transportation County of Fairfax, Virginia Fairfax Connector ITS
Key goals: Improve passenger & employee safety Increase ridership Improve communications & information Enhance the rider experience Improve service reliability & on-time performance Department of Transportation 2 County of Fairfax, Virginia Fairfax Connector ITS
Two-phase implementation: Phase 1: Computer-aided dispatch & Automatic Vehicle Location (CAD/AVL) and real-time passenger information Phase 2: (Future) Options for interior cameras and remote fleet component monitoring Department of Transportation
3 County of Fairfax, Virginia Fairfax Connector ITS (cont.) Phase 1 Technology: Computer-aided Dispatch & Automatic Vehicle Location (CAD-AVL) Automatic Passenger Counters (APC) Digital Message Signs (DMS) Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Real-time bus information for passengers Data warehousing/reporting systems Department of Transportation
4 County of Fairfax, Virginia Fairfax Connector ITS (cont.) Phase 2 Technology: Vehicle Component monitoring Video system technology Yard management software Department of Transportation 5 County of Fairfax, Virginia
Bus Monitoring & Management Establish Bus Operations Control Center (BOCC) Control center staff actively manage service Vehicle location and status is continuously monitored Communication is better managed between controllers and operators Department of Transportation 6 County of Fairfax, Virginia
Bus Monitoring & Management (cont.) CAD/AVL: Bus location Schedule adherence Interior/exterior announcements Next stop display Destination sign display Passenger counts Farebox settings Department of Transportation 7
County of Fairfax, Virginia Bus Monitoring & Management (cont.) Operations support: Timepoint and Operator information display schedule adherence indications Control center communication Incident reporting Security/emergency response
Department of Transportation 8 County of Fairfax, Virginia Bus Monitoring & Management (cont.) Planning support: Improved schedules & service planning Historical travel time data at the trip level Will track bus stop utilization, allowing for better allocation of
resources to stops with higher rider usage Department of Transportation 9 County of Fairfax, Virginia Real-Time Bus Information Bus arrival predictions for every stop Offers riders an opportunity to reduce time waiting for buses Accessed online (mobile device or computer) or through the Fairfax Connector call center Provides onboard travel information, including bus
stop announcements Helps increase ridership and convenience of using the Fairfax Connector system Department of Transportation 10 County of Fairfax, Virginia Real-Time Bus Information (cont.) Public-facing information will be formatted similar to the Chicago Transit A
uthority system (also a Clever Devices system) Department of Transportation 11 County of Fairfax, Virginia Real-Time Bus Information (cont.) Riders will have access to bus arrival predictions by stop and will be able to view bus
locations on a map Department of Transportation 12 County of Fairfax, Virginia Real-Time Bus Information (cont.) Bus location map (CTA Bus Routes 8 - Halsted and 77 - Belmont) Department of Transportation 13 County of Fairfax, Virginia
Project History Began exploring ITS solutions in 2004 Included ITS in the FY-2013 budget Procurement initiated: FY-2013 Contract award to Clever Devices: February 2014 Project design initiated: July 2014 Department of Transportation
14 County of Fairfax, Virginia Project Milestones & Schedule February 2015: Three project design phases complete June 2015: Database testing (Factory Acceptance Testing) Late summer 2015: Pilot testing (Mini-fleet) Fall 2015: System-wide testing Spring 2016: System-wide deployment Department of Transportation 15
County of Fairfax, Virginia ITS Project Update Questions ? Department of Transportation 16
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