Infrastructure Provided Trip Planning Functional Area

Description

Generation of pre-trip and enroute trip plans for travelers (and vehicles) based on current traffic conditions, work zones, weather, and travelers constraints and preferences. Includes end-to-end trips using multiple modes, such as bicycle, transit, etc.

Included In

Google Transit
Fort Worth Transportation Authority Web Site
DFW Connect a Ride

Functional Requirements

IDRequirement
1The center shall provide the capability to provide specific pre-trip and enroute directions to travelers (and drivers), including costs, arrival times, and transfer points.
2The center shall include bicycle routes, walkways, skyways, and multi-use trails in the pre-trip and enroute directions it provides to travelers.
3The center shall support on-line route guidance for travelers using personal devices (such as PDAs).
4The center shall support on-line route guidance for drivers in vehicles.
5The center shall support on-line route guidance for specialty vehicles, such as commercial vehicles.
6The center shall generate route plans based on current and/or predicted conditions of the road network, scheduled maintenance and construction work activities, and work zone activities.
7The center shall generate route plans based on transit services, including fares, schedules, and requirements for travelers with special needs.
8The center shall generate route plans based on current asset restrictions, such as height and weight restrictions on tunnels or bridges.
9The center shall generate route plans based on current or forecasted weather.
10The center shall generate route plans based on ferry, rail, air, or other multimodal transportation data.
11The center shall exchange route segment information with other centers outside the area served by the local center.
12The center shall generate trips based on the use of more than one mode of transport.
13The center shall use the preferences and constraints specified by the traveler in the trip request to select the most appropriate mode of transport.
14The center shall provide the capability for the traveler to confirm the proposed trip plan.
15The center shall log route plans, particularly for special vehicles such as those containing hazardous materials, over-sized vehicles, or motorcades, with a traffic center.
16The center shall support an interface with a map update provider, or other appropriate data sources, through which updates of digitized map data can be obtained and used to determine vehicle and non-vehicle routes, trip planning, and on-line vehicle guidance.
17The center shall provide the capability for center personnel to control route calculation parameters.