Reserve a seat! Intelligent transportation reservation system for tourists

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Providing safe, predictable, and efficient transportation for tourists to and from various venues presents a major challenge. Special-event transportation is notoriously unreliable and usually congested at peak times. The rural nature of certain tourist locations (e.g., the Grand Canyon) further complicates the problem. The proposed Intelligent Transportation Reservation System will have three components, each of which performs different functions. On-vehicle component: this component has three purposes: (1) to keep a running count of the passengers on the bus in order to determine how many additional passengers can be accommodated based on the total capacity of the vehicle; (2) through use ... continued below

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Truett, L.F.; Tonn, B. & Conley, T. July 1, 1998.

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Providing safe, predictable, and efficient transportation for tourists to and from various venues presents a major challenge. Special-event transportation is notoriously unreliable and usually congested at peak times. The rural nature of certain tourist locations (e.g., the Grand Canyon) further complicates the problem. The proposed Intelligent Transportation Reservation System will have three components, each of which performs different functions. On-vehicle component: this component has three purposes: (1) to keep a running count of the passengers on the bus in order to determine how many additional passengers can be accommodated based on the total capacity of the vehicle; (2) through use of Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology, to be able to determine the location of the bus at all times; (3) to transmit information to a central data facility. Together these three features provide location, available-space, and condition information to controllers at a central data facility and to prospective riders of the bus. Kiosk component: located at every loading/unloading point, the purpose is to allow passengers-to-be to determine when the next bus (or buses) will arrive and the availability of seating. Individuals can make a reservation for the next bus with sufficient seating and will know when that bus will arrive at the kiosk. Information component: located within hotels and at venue sites, this component will provide information on the buses in the system (e.g. route and current capacity), and loading/unloading locations throughout the network at any point in time.

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  • Rural advanced technology and transportation systems, University Park, PA (United States), 31 Aug - 2 Sep 1998

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  • Other: DE98005990
  • Report No.: ORNL/CP--98868
  • Report No.: CONF-980820--
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 656859
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc705632

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Truett, L.F.; Tonn, B. & Conley, T. Reserve a seat! Intelligent transportation reservation system for tourists, article, July 1, 1998; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc705632/: accessed October 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.