APTS10-Transit Passenger Counting (Service Package*)
This service package counts the number of passengers entering and exiting a transit vehicle using sensors mounted on the vehicle and communicates the collected passenger data back to the management center. The collected data can be used to calculate reliable ridership figures and measure passenger load information at particular stops.
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The following discusses how the National ITS Architecture provides the transportation service described by this service package. Each numbered item describes the operation of that portion of the service package identified with the corresponding number on the transaction set diagram.
The Transit Vehicle Subsystem (TRVS) detects and counts the boarding and alighting of passengers and provides that collected transit vehicle loading data to the Transit Management Subsystem (TRMS).
The TRMS takes the transit vehicle loading data collected from any or all of its fleet of vehicles and presents the Transit Operations Personnel via transit operations status with a view of the performance of the passenger loading within the system. The personnel may respond with transit operations personnel inputs to control and manage the data being presented - perhaps to concentrate on a particular vehicle or route or to control how often the data is presented.