North Texas Tollway Authority Web Site - Remote Traveler Support Functionality

Subsystem Description

The Remote Traveler Support Subsystem (RTSS) provides access to traveler information at transit stations, transit stops, other fixed sites along travel routes (e.g., rest stops, merchant locations), and major trip generation locations such as special event centers, hotels, office complexes, amusement parks, and theaters. Traveler information access points include kiosks and informational displays supporting varied levels of interaction and information access. At transit stops, simple displays providing schedule information and imminent arrival signals can be provided. This basic information may be extended to include multi-modal information including traffic conditions and transit schedules along with yellow pages information to support mode and route selection at major trip generation sites. Personalized route planning and route guidance information can also be provided based on criteria supplied by the traveler. The subsystem also supports electronic payment of transit fares.  

In addition to the traveler information provisions, this subsystem also supports security and safety monitoring of public areas. This monitoring includes traveler activated silent alarms, as well as surveillance and sensor equipment. The surveillance equipment includes video (e.g. CCTV cameras) and/or audio 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).

Functional Area: Remote Basic Information Reception

Public traveler interface, such as a kiosk, that provides formatted traffic advisories, transit, event, and other traveler information, as well as broadcast alerts.

ID Requirement Status
1 The public interface for travelers shall receive traffic information from a center and present it to the traveler. Existing
3 The public interface for travelers shall receive event information from a center and present it to the traveler. Existing
6 The public interface for travelers shall provide the capability for digitized map data to act as the background to the information presented to the traveler. Existing
9 The public interface for travelers shall be able to store frequently requested data. Existing