Transit Services for North Central Texas Regional ITS Architecture Roles and Responsibilities

StakeholderRole and Responsibility
Dallas Area Rapid TransitManage demand response transit services, including paratransit including planning and scheduling of these services, providing automated vehicle dispatch and automatic updates to customer service operator systems.
Coordinate schedules with other agencies and modes, including transit transfer cluster and transfer point information.
Send collected fare data from the transit vehicle to the transit center.
Request signal priority through short range communication from a transit vehicle directly to traffic control equipment on the roadway (intersections, ramps, interchanges, etc.)
Operate and maintain transit fleet with automatic vehicle location (AVL).
Monitor silent alarms activated by transit user or vehicle operator on a transit vehicle.
Manage fixed route transit operations including planning, scheduling, and dispatching associated with fixed and flexible route transit services, updating customer service operator systems, and providing current vehicle schedule adherence and optimum scenarios for schedule adjustment.
Furnish users with real-time transit schedule information.
Collect fares on-board from a travelers card.
Operate and maintain security sensors in areas such as transit stops, transit stations, rest areas, park and ride lots, modal interchange facilities, on-board a transit vehicle, etc.
Monitor on-board video/audio surveillance systems, threat sensors, and object detection sensors to enhance security and safety on-board a transit vehicle.
Disseminate threat information to other agencies.
Collect data for schedule generation and adjustment on-board a transit vehicle.
Operate and maintain security surveillance devices and analysis of that data to detect potential threats such as at transit stops, transit stations, rest areas, park and ride lots, modal interchange facilities, on-board a transit vehicle, etc.
Allow a traveler to pay for transit fares, tolls, and/or parking lot charges using a travel card, to calculate the amount due and identify payment problems from a public traveler device, such as a kiosk.
Allow communication between the vehicle, operator, and center.
Assign transit operators to runs in a fair manner while minimizing labor and overtime services, considering operator preferences, qualifications, accumulated work hours, and other information about each operator.
Analyze security sensor data and correlate with surveillance data and alerts from other agencies to detect potential threats.
Fort Worth Transportation AuthorityFurnish users with real-time transit schedule information.
Collect data for schedule generation and adjustment on-board a transit vehicle.
Alert operators, travelers, and police to potential incidents identified by these security features.
Allow a traveler to pay for transit fares, tolls, and/or parking lot charges using a travel card, to calculate the amount due and identify payment problems from a public traveler device, such as a kiosk.
Allow communication between the vehicle, operator, and center.
Assign transit operators to runs in a fair manner while minimizing labor and overtime services, considering operator preferences, qualifications, accumulated work hours, and other information about each operator.
Collect fares on-board from a travelers card.
Provide paratransit and flexible-route dispatch information, including multi-stop runs, to the transit vehicle operator using on-board systems.
Analyze security sensor data and correlate with surveillance data and alerts from other agencies to detect potential threats.
Manage demand response transit services, including paratransit including planning and scheduling of these services, providing automated vehicle dispatch and automatic updates to customer service operator systems.
Request signal priority through short range communication from a transit vehicle directly to traffic control equipment on the roadway (intersections, ramps, interchanges, etc.)
Operate and maintain transit fleet with automatic vehicle location (AVL).
Operate and maintain security surveillance devices and analysis of that data to detect potential threats such as at transit stops, transit stations, rest areas, park and ride lots, modal interchange facilities, on-board a transit vehicle, etc.
Monitor transit vehicle operator or traveler activated alarms.
Monitor silent alarms activated by transit user or vehicle operator on a transit vehicle.
Monitor on-board video/audio surveillance systems, threat sensors, and object detection sensors to enhance security and safety on-board a transit vehicle.
Monitor transit vehicle locations via interactions with on-board systems.
Manage fixed route transit operations including planning, scheduling, and dispatching associated with fixed and flexible route transit services, updating customer service operator systems, and providing current vehicle schedule adherence and optimum scenarios for schedule adjustment.
Send collected fare data from the transit vehicle to the transit center.
GoogleDisseminate transit information to the public.
Local Traffic Management AgenciesManage traffic signal controllers to accept and process transit signal priority requests from transit vehicles.
Passenger AirportsRequest signal priority through short range communication from a transit vehicle directly to traffic control equipment on the roadway (intersections, ramps, interchanges, etc.)
Operate and maintain transit fleet with automatic vehicle location (AVL).
Monitor transit vehicle locations via interactions with on-board systems.
Assign transit operators to runs in a fair manner while minimizing labor and overtime services, considering operator preferences, qualifications, accumulated work hours, and other information about each operator.
Allow communication between the vehicle, operator, and center.
Manage fixed route transit operations including planning, scheduling, and dispatching associated with fixed and flexible route transit services, updating customer service operator systems, and providing current vehicle schedule adherence and optimum scenarios for schedule adjustment.
Public / Private Transit ProvidersRequest signal priority through short range communication from a transit vehicle directly to traffic control equipment on the roadway (intersections, ramps, interchanges, etc.)
Manage demand response transit services, including paratransit including planning and scheduling of these services, providing automated vehicle dispatch and automatic updates to customer service operator systems.
Monitor silent alarms activated by transit user or vehicle operator on a transit vehicle.
Collect data for schedule generation and adjustment on-board a transit vehicle.
Use vehicle location and performance data in planning and reporting.
Operate and maintain transit fleet with automatic vehicle location (AVL).
Plan strategically for emergency response.
Operate and maintain security surveillance devices and analysis of that data to detect potential threats such as at transit stops, transit stations, rest areas, park and ride lots, modal interchange facilities, on-board a transit vehicle, etc.
Disseminate threat information to other agencies.
Manage fixed route transit operations including planning, scheduling, and dispatching associated with fixed and flexible route transit services, updating customer service operator systems, and providing current vehicle schedule adherence and optimum scenarios for schedule adjustment.
Disseminate static sand real-time service information to the public and information service providers.
Allow communication between the vehicle, operator, and center.