RFID

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Nov 27, 2013 (3 years and 6 months ago)

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Radio Frequency

Identification Card (RFID)

Technology in Special Transportation Service (STS)



STS FACTS


Ridership Population





31,812



Weekday trips






6,000



Weekend trips






2,000



Fleet







369



Annual STS Trips Provided




1.6 million




Annual Operating Expenses

FY 11
-
12




$ 45,564,399



Annual Operating Revenue

FY 11
-
12



$


4,278,399






*data as of 12/2012

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PROJECT BACKGROUND


Until its implementation by Miami
-
Dade Transit, Long Range RFID
technology had never been used in a Paratransit environment,
anywhere in North America.
Miami
-
Dade Transit is in essence, an
Industry leader in this regard
.



The implementation of the project involved the integration of a
Mobile Data Terminal with a RFID receiver
\
reader. The Mobile Data
Terminal also provided GPS capability as well as Cellular Data
connectivity to a Gateway Server used to collect customer user
information and store that information in a connected database.

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NEW TECHNOLOGY



Mobile Data Terminal


Provides on
-
board technology that sends and receives data such
as passengers’ pick
-
up and drop
-
off times, locations, and fare
amount.




Automated Vehicle Locator


Uses Global Positioning System that provides vehicle location
for tracking purposes.



Monitors schedule adherence for investigations and no
-
show
verification.

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Automatically authenticates STS
clients boarding and alighting
STS vehicles




Provides improved
accountability





Testing involved the use of several
styles of RFID cards and tags that
were tested under identical
conditions.



The tags and cards were also
tested with different types of
obstructions that were likely to be
encountered in an actual
environment.




5

NEW TECHNOLOGY & CARD TYPES


MIAMI
-
DADE TRANSIT STS CARD


STS transit rider cards
are printed and
programmed in
-
house

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ON BOARD ANTENNA & RFID READER


All vehicles have antennas
mounted for sending and
receiving communication for the
mobile data terminals and from
passengers boarding the
vehicle.

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Vehicles & On
-
board Equipment

Thank You

Miami
-
Dade Transit

“Delivering Excellence Every Day”