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A Preliminary Study of Just-in-Time Methods for a Seamless Public Transportation Information Framework

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Author(s): Spring C. Hsu

Journal: Intelligent Information Management
ISSN 2160-5912

Volume: 04;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Just-in-Time (JIT) | Kanban Management | Mixed-Model Production | Public Transportation | Seamless Services

ABSTRACT
A seamless multimodal transit system has been a goal for transportation planners and users. Owing to the developments of advanced public transportation and telecom technologies such as automatic vehicle location (AVL) and real-time passenger information system, key just-in-time (JIT) concepts can now be realized in process design and coordinated scheduling to shape a seamless multimodal transit system. JIT refers to a production system that times both movements of goods during production and delivery from suppliers together. It meets the same logic for seamless multimodal services. Therefore, this study innovatively analyzes possible public transportation technologies for JIT uses; moreover, to layout the possible application frame-work of a transportation technology based JIT multimodal transit system for main station area in Taipei city. With this innovative framework, multimodal transit services can deliver to the right place at right time.
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