RTA Fixed Route Vehicles

Status

Existing

Description

AVL–equipped transit vehicles that support communications to/from vehicles, security communications; signal priority. Transit vehicles may include trains, light–rail cars, and buses.

Stakeholders

StakeholderRoleRole Status
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA)OwnsExisting

Physical Objects

Transit Vehicle OBE

Functional Objects

Functional ObjectDescriptionUser Defined
Transit Vehicle On–Board Fare Management'Transit Vehicle On–board Fare Management' supports fare collection using a standard fare card or other non–monetary fare medium and detects payment violations. Collected fare data are made available to the center.False
Transit Vehicle On–Board Information Services'Transit Vehicle On–board Information Services' furnishes en–route transit users with real–time travel–related information on–board a transit vehicle. Current information that can be provided to transit users includes transit routes, schedules, transfer options, fares, real–time schedule adherence, current incidents, weather conditions, non–motorized transportation services, and special events are provided. In addition to tailored information for individual transit users, it also supports general annunciation and/or display of general schedule information, imminent arrival information, and other information of general interest to transit users.False
Transit Vehicle On–Board Maintenance'Transit Vehicle On–Board Maintenance' collects and processes transit vehicle maintenance data on–board the vehicle, including mileage and vehicle operating conditions. This maintenance information is provided to the management center and used to schedule future vehicle maintenance and repair.False
Transit Vehicle On–Board Trip Monitoring'Transit Vehicle On–Board Trip Monitoring' tracks vehicle location, monitors fuel usage, collects operational status (doors opened/closed, running times, etc.) and sends the collected, time stamped data to the Transit Management Center.False
Transit Vehicle Passenger Counting'Transit Vehicle Passenger Counting' collects transit vehicle loading data and makes it available to the center.False
Transit Vehicle Schedule Management'Transit Vehicle Schedule Management' monitors schedule performance and identifies corrective actions when a deviation is detected. It provides two–way communication between the transit vehicle and center, enabling the center to communicate with the vehicle operator and monitor on–board systems.False
Transit Vehicle Security'Transit Vehicle Security' provides security and safety functions on–board the transit vehicle. It includes surveillance and sensor systems that monitor the on–board environment, silent alarms that can be activated by transit user or vehicle operator, operator authentication, and a remote vehicle disable function. The surveillance equipment includes video (e.g. CCTV cameras), audio systems and/or event recorder systems. The sensor equipment includes threat sensors (e.g. chemical agent, toxic industrial chemical, biological, explosives, and radiological sensors) and object detection sensors (e.g. metal detectors).False
Transit Vehicle Signal Priority'Transit Vehicle Signal Priority' provides the capability for transit vehicles to determine eligibility for priority and request signal priority at signalized intersections, ramps, and interchanges through short range communication with traffic control equipment at the roadside.False

Interfaces To

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City of Cleveland Traffic Signals
GCRTA Communications Center
Municipal Field Equipment
Regional Traveler Smart Card
RTA Electronic Fare Card