South Carolina Intelligent Transit System (ITS) Tools for Coordination Overview Presentation to CAL/ACT April 25-26, 2007. Presented by Bill Doyle, Information Solutions Group. Our Customers & Partners. Citizens who use mass transit Organizations that provide mass transit
Presented by Bill Doyle,
Information Solutions Group
Mid 1970s: Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) legislation passed. This legislation enabled the establishment of the regional transportation authorities that currently operate in the state.
Among the first RTAs established in SC were the Pee Dee RTA and the Santee-Wateree RTA.
Mid 1980s: The Interagency Council on Public Transportation and the Governor’s Office coordinated public transportation statewide.
1986: Public Transportation Division created within the SC Department of Highways and Public Transportation.
1987: Legislation passed to provide that ¼ of one cent of gasoline tax be dedicated for mass transit purposes.
1993: Division of Mass Transit was created as a result of state government restructuring. Passenger rail development became an additional responsibility of the office. The agency’s name was also changed to the South Carolina Department of Transportation.
2000: Division of Mass Transit became the Mass Transit Office as a result of restructuring within the South Carolina Department of Transportation.
The state’s mass transit providers are under extreme pressure to improve efficiency and reduce costs; however, they:
To design, develop, demonstrate and implement technology solutions which will enable South Carolina’s 20 mass transit providers to:
The Virtual TransitEnterprise (VTE) is a way for SCDOT and South Carolina 20 Public Providers to mutually solve transit problems by sharing knowledge, information, and resources.
In addition to resource and information sharing, VTE will focus on:
Information Sharing with
Integrated Scheduling & Dispatching and AVL/GPS