The impacts of wireless in public transportation are transformational. Transit agencies have the opportunity to enhance customer experience, operations efficiency, safety, security, emergency response, resource allocation, asset management and non-fare revenue.
Wireless technologies such as NFC (near field communication), GPS (global positioning system), RFID (radio frequency identification), DAS (distributed antenna systems), CBTC (communication-based train control, PTC (positive train control), and WSN (wireless sensor networks) have enabled the delivery of a wide range of applications in transit such as automatic fare collection, remote monitoring, control of vehicles, surveillance, mechanical diagnostics and real-time information dissemination.
However, agencies also face present-day challenges of budgetary constraints, regulatory compliance requirements, and disparate proprietary technologies. There is a need to develop integrated and standards-based, interoperable data solutions that are based on open architecture and leverage the benefits of existing systems with the new technologies.
To better understand the opportunities and challenges associated with the deployment and utilisation of wireless technologies in transit, Global Mass Transit is hosting its first conference on Wireless Communications in Transit on August 3-4, 2016 at Willard InterContinental, Washington, D.C.
The mission of this conference is to discuss the current regulatory environment, implementation status and emerging pathways for the application of wireless technologies in the public transportation industry.
What are the funding provisions and TAM requirements under the FAST Act that are relevant to SGR?
Evolution and status of standards and regulations for wireless.
Leveraging existing system capabilities to enhance wireless effectiveness.
Applications in mobile ticketing, real-time information dissemination, signalling, "mobility on demand", and on-board vehicle systems to enhance operations and fleet management.
Lessons learned from the deployment of distributed antenna systems (DAS), dedicated short-range communication systems (DSRC) and other wireless communication networks.
Preparing for next-gen technologies and meeting passenger expectations.
Smart Cities Initiatives and opportunities for Connected Cities through the Internet of Things.
Planning, financing and developing wireless networks.
Technical challenges in implementing wireless networks.
Delivery of wireless-based services.
Wednesday, 3 August, 2016 - Thursday, 4 August, 2016 8:30 AM - 3:00 PMEastern Time
Willard InterContinental1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NorthwestDistrict of Columbia WashingtonUSA
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