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File #: 2015-1645   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 10/22/2015 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 11/19/2015 Final action: 11/19/2015
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE response to Motion #49 by Directors Ridley-Thomas, Dupont-Walker and Kuehl for additional information regarding Metro's Transit Passenger Information System.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Informational Report, Install Transit Passenger Information System (Tpis) (Project), Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, Light rail transit, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Metro Blue Line, Metro Gold Line, Metro Green Line, Metro Rail A Line, Metro Rail L Line, Motion / Motion Response, Passenger information systems, Project, Shelia Kuehl, Transit Passenger Information System, Transit System
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Motion - Blue and Green Lines Transit Passenger Information System
Related files: 2015-1497, 2015-1513, 2015-1639
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SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 19, 2015

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: BLUE AND GREEN LINES TRANSIT PASSENGER INFORMATION SYSTEM
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE response to Motion #49 by Directors Ridley-Thomas, Dupont-Walker and Kuehl for additional information regarding Metro's Transit Passenger Information System.

Issue
ISSUE
Metro Rail stations have a combination of passenger information systems that were installed during construction and upgraded in the intervening years to provide customer information. The Transit Passenger Information System (TPIS) is primarily used in the underground stations on the Red (all stations), Gold (three stations) and Blue (7th/Metro Center) Lines.

The TPIS improvement project was originally intended to improve the safety along the Metro Blue and Green Lines. Initial funding was allocated to upgrade the notification systems by installing TPIS Full Color Light Emitter Diode (LED) monitors at all stations. Funding became available to replace up to 300 deteriorating monitors on the Red Line system. With the completion of the current system's upgrades, the passenger information displays will be consistent with the new rail lines. The current project schedule estimates that the improvements will not be complete until January 2018. This report identifies opportunities to expedite the completion of the TPIS improvement project, presents findings of the reliability of the count-down clocks throughout the system.

Discussion
DISCUSSION
The primary function of the TPIS is to provide customers with information on the time prediction for the next train, emergencies and PSA's. The system upgrades will allow for the Rail Operations Control to deliver emergency notifications and alert passengers to system delays throughout the rail system. On September 2015, the Board of Directors approved an Amendment that authorized the funding ...

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