ITS Toolkit Companion Guide

     

    Foreward

     

    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.