ITS Toolkit Companion Guide




    Welcome to the Passenger Transport ITS Toolkit!


    The Passenger Transport ITS Toolkit is part of a


    comprehensive library of reference and capacity building


    resources that have been prepared by the World Bank for


    policymakers and senior technical managers in urban transport.


    The Passenger Transport ITS Toolkit is part of


    a public transport Toolkit suite that includes the Urban Bus


    Toolkit and the Public Transport Fares Toolkit.


    The objective of the Toolkit is to provide a basic


    understanding of all aspects of Intelligent Transport


    Systems (ITS) for urban passenger transport. The Toolkit is


    a step-by-step guide that helps urban transport managers


    and leaders plan, design, and implement ITS that can


    improve the efficiency and attractiveness of the passenger


    transport systems in their cities.


    The Toolkit provides key information that will help leaders


    and managers understand:


    • The basic characteristics of ITS


    How to:


    • Assess the need for potential ITS applications


    through careful evaluation of public transport


    planning, management, and operations functions


    • Identify ITS system inputs, outputs, information


    processing, communications, and system


    architecture requirements


    • Estimate initial ITS implementation and ongoing


    operating and maintenance costs, and


    Estimate potential ITS benefits


    The target users for the Toolkit are policy and investment


    decision makers in cities considering whether to introduce


    or enhance ITS applications for urban passenger transport.


    The focus of the Toolkit is on public transport. It does not


    address the full domain of ITS applications for other


    transport modes such as the private car or freight transport.


    The applications covered in the Toolkit are based on an


    initial needs assessment of the functions that are


    applicable to the planning, delivery and use of public


    transport systems. Issues related to fare collection systems


    are covered in greater depth in Public Transport Fares


    1. Toolkit.


    The Toolkit is based on field research conducted in 2011


    and represents general international practice at that time.


    However, ITS is a constantly developing sector, both in its


    applications and its technologies. The interested reader


    should examine the latest developments through links to


    live sites that are provided in the website part of this Toolkit.



    There is also a wide range of suppliers of the applications


    and technologies. Each has their own website where more


    information can be found.



    Toolkit credits


    The preparation of this Toolkit was managed by a World


    Bank team consisting of Ajay Kumar, O.P. Agarwal, Sam


    Zimmerman, and Georges Darido. The contents were


    reviewed by Brian McCollom and Cathi Nussbaum.


    The Toolkit was developed by IBIS Transport Consultants.


    Brendan Finn, Ian Barrett, and Owen O'Reilly prepared the


    editorial content and case studies. Roberto Battista and


    Stanislav Cmakal designed and constructed the website.