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#215 Real Time Interactive Display of Port Authority of Allegheny County Bus Information


Principal Investigator
Bill Eddy
Status
Completed
Start Date
Sept. 1, 2008
End Date
Oct. 1, 2009
Research Type
Applied
Grant Type
Research
Grant Program
Private Funding
Grant Cycle
Old Projects
Visibility
Public

Abstract

This pre-proposal describes a two-year effort to develop a system which provides
the Port Authority (and later, possibly, riders) visual access to real-time information on the location and other important characteristics of the individual buses in the fleet.
The project has two components: a) a software and visual display development activity and 2) a communication infrastructure activity.  Year One will focus on generating the interactive data displays (maps) utilizing previously collected data and on developing a communications infrastructure that will allow a real-time implementation in Year Two.  Year Two will focus on refining and testing the communication infrastructure to support real-time display for all buses over the entire county, developing methods to deliver subsets of the output display for different local areas, and addressing the unique problems associated with processing real-time data.
    
Description
This pre-proposal describes a two-year effort to develop a system which provides
the Port Authority (and later, possibly, riders) visual access to real-time information on the location and other important characteristics of the individual buses in the fleet.
The project has two components: a) a software and visual display development activity and 2) a communication infrastructure activity.  Year One will focus on generating the interactive data displays (maps) utilizing previously collected data and on developing a communications infrastructure that will allow a real-time implementation in Year Two.  Year Two will focus on refining and testing the communication infrastructure to support real-time display for all buses over the entire county, developing methods to deliver subsets of the output display for different local areas, and addressing the unique problems associated with processing real-time data.
    
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Deployment Plan
    
Expected Accomplishments and Metrics
    

Individuals Involved

Email Name Affiliation Role Position
bill@cmu.edu Eddy, Bill Carnegie Mellon University PI Other

Budget

Amount of UTC Funds Awarded
$35359.29
Total Project Budget (from all funding sources)
$35359.29

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Project Brief Eddy_-_Real-Time_Interactive_Display_of_Port_Authority_Bus_information.doc Aug. 15, 2018, 4:55 a.m.

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