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dc.contributor.authorLee, Jennifer Annen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:43:00Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:43:00Z
dc.date.issued2002-07-26en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-08082002-104052en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/34416
dc.description.abstractWhen implementing an intelligent transportation system (ITS), stakeholders often overlook the importance of evaluating the system once it is in place. Determining the extent to which the objectives of an investment have been met is important to not only the agency involved, but also to other agencies, so that lessons are learned and mistakes are not repeated in future projects. An effective evaluation allows a transit provider to identify and address areas that could use improvement. Agencies implementing ITS investments often have different goals, needs, and concerns that they hope their project will address and consequently the development of a generic evaluation plan is difficult to develop. While it is recognized that the U.S. Department of Transportation has developed guidelines to aid agencies in evaluating such investments, this research is intended to complement these guidelines by assisting in the evaluation of a site specific ITS investment. It presents an evaluation framework and plan that provides a systematic method for assessing the potential impacts associated with the project by defining objectives, measures, analysis recommendations, and data requirements. The framework developed specifically addresses the ITS investment on the OmniLink local route deviation bus service in Prince William County, Virginia, but could be used as a basis for the evaluation of similar ITS investments. The OmniLink ITS investment includes an automatic vehicle location (AVL) system, mobile data terminals (MDTs), and computer-aided dispatch (CAD) technology.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartThesis_Jennifer_Lee_Sept6.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectpublic transiten_US
dc.subjectintelligent transportation systems (ITS)en_US
dc.subjectevaluationen_US
dc.subjectmobile data terminals (MDT)en_US
dc.subjectautomatic vehicle location (AVL)en_US
dc.subjectcomputer aided dispatch (CAD)en_US
dc.titleEvaluating ITS Investments in Public Transportation: A Proposed Framework and Plan for the OmniLink Route Deviation Serviceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairCollura, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGracanin, Denisen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTeodorovic, Dusanen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08082002-104052/en_US
dc.date.sdate2002-08-08en_US
dc.date.rdate2003-09-09
dc.date.adate2002-09-09en_US


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