The City of Portsmouth
PORTAL Case Study
Digital Cities Convention, Philadelphia 2005
...
Presentation
• Background of Portsmouth
• Transport Modes and Infrastructure
• Communications overview
• ‘PORTAL’ Pres...
Where are we?
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
London
Portsmouth
City of Portsmouth
• Coastal city forming an island. 5x4 miles
– with population of 186,701 (2001 census).
– g...
PORTSMOUTH
Transport Modes & Infrastructure
MAIN ROAD NETWORK
...
Existing Integrated Transport
• Bus/Taxi Quality Partnerships
• 360 Buses equipped with Transponders
• Bus locati...
Proposed Integrated Transport
• LRT (Light Rapid Transit) – completion 2007 now rejected by
Central Government
• ...
Proposed (2002)
Communication Overview
• Initially utilising GPRS
• Next step will be Digital Mobile Broadband Wirele...
Mesh Enabled Architecture
MEA – Next Step
• Integrate MEA into UTC Data Transfer - now operational
• Variable Message Sign communications
• ...
Real Time Passenger Information
In Portsmouth
“The PORTAL Project”
PORTAL
POrtsmouth’s
PO
Real
Time integrAted
traveLler
information system
Transport Direct RTI19
Delivering ‘PORTAL’
Programme:
• Project Started - APRIL 2002 (DfT Award)
• Planning/Design/Consultation – Commenced...
PORTAL
Project Stakeholders
Public Transport Operators
Systems Manufacturers/Suppliers
Consultants
PORTAL
Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI)
Using Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) from
Global Positioning Satellites (...
PORTAL
Communication Architecture
ADSL ADSL
ETHERNET
M...
Real Time Information
Bus Stops
I+ Information Kiosk
5.8GHz / 54mbs
Radio Link
RS1000D / BT
100mbs Datalink
MESH IAPs
MESH Routers
PORTAL
Real Time Information Bus Stops
Providing travellers with free access to:
• Real time bus arrival information
• ...
PORTAL
Real Time Bus Arrival Information Display
• Hi bright LCD display screen
• Accessing information over
hi speed ...
PORTAL
Real Time Bus Arrival Information Display
• Real time update on bus
arrivals
...
PORTAL
Destination Information
• Destination information
• Real-time disruptions
“Due to street works, all
buses in...
PORTAL
I+ Touch Screen Terminal
Equipped with:
• Accessible touch screen
• On-scre...
PORTAL
I+ Touch Screen Terminal
• Thermal printer to print out
maps, tickets and journey plans
• Card reader to acce...
Commercial Road
Highland Road
Highland Road
Lessons learned
• Implementation costs : will always be more than expected
• The technology employed moves faster th...
Thank You
For Your Attention
Any Questions ?
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  • 1. The City of Portsmouth PORTAL Case Study Digital Cities Convention, Philadelphia 2005 John Domblides Team Leader Intelligent Transport Systems Portsmouth City Council
  • 2. Presentation • Background of Portsmouth • Transport Modes and Infrastructure • Communications overview • ‘PORTAL’ Presentation
  • 3. Where are we? United Kingdom
  • 4. United Kingdom London Portsmouth
  • 5. City of Portsmouth • Coastal city forming an island. 5x4 miles – with population of 186,701 (2001 census). – growing to 215,000 during university term times. • Sub-regional centre for shopping, employment and leisure. • Tourist numbers exceed 6,500,000 pa • Limited Transport Accessibility: – motorway, one arterial road, a local distributor and a heavy rail link. • Heavy congestion during peak hours along major routes. – Limited opportunities to provide alternative road access to and from the City.
  • 6. PORTSMOUTH Transport Modes & Infrastructure MAIN ROAD NETWORK A27 M27 A203 0 EA STER MA N RD IN R A IL M275 WA LO YL ND IN K ON S R D Local Ferries Eu r Fr ope IOW an a Fe ce n Fe rri t an es r af d S ries cr er pa v in Ho
  • 7. Existing Integrated Transport • Bus/Taxi Quality Partnerships • 360 Buses equipped with Transponders • Bus location Processors, for: – Bus Priority at Signal Junctions (12) – Bus journey time software (COMET); and – Rising Bollard Access Control sites
  • 8. Proposed Integrated Transport • LRT (Light Rapid Transit) – completion 2007 now rejected by Central Government • Monorail (Planned) • Park and Ride (Planned) • Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI) [Bus/Trains/LRT/Coaches/Ferries] Using (Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) through Global Positioning by Satellite (GPS) and next Generation (4G) Digital Network) with public kiosks and displays (Stops and Interchanges)
  • 9. Proposed (2002) Communication Overview • Initially utilising GPRS • Next step will be Digital Mobile Broadband Wireless (4G) – Mesh Enabled Architecture (MEA) within the City • Advantages of MEA – Secure and Integrated solution for voice, data and video transfer – Flexibility to expand and maintain – Reduction to on-going revenue costs – Operates in the licence free 2.4GHz Frequency • MEA will be implemented in Stages: – Operation of an i+ kiosk at Portsmouth and Southsea Station – RTPI displays and I+ kiosks integrated into bus shelters – Wireless LAN to download bus schedules / software / running data – Primary communication within City (GPRS as fallback) – UTC, VMS and Siespace client use concurrently
  • 10. Mesh Enabled Architecture
  • 11. MEA – Next Step • Integrate MEA into UTC Data Transfer - now operational • Variable Message Sign communications • IP based CCTV images • Radio Network for Parking Attendants • Internet to Schools and Community Centres • Plus any other opportunities
  • 12. Real Time Passenger Information In Portsmouth “The PORTAL Project”
  • 13. PORTAL POrtsmouth’s PO Real Time integrAted traveLler information system Transport Direct RTI19
  • 14. Delivering ‘PORTAL’ Programme: • Project Started - APRIL 2002 (DfT Award) • Planning/Design/Consultation – Commenced • GPRS/Meshnetwork chosen for data transfer • Continuous Risk Assessment commenced April 2002 • Preferred Supplier chosen – OCTOBER 2002 • Site testing (Internet Kiosks) – 3 months commencing September 2003 • Stops/Buses equipped – December 2003 (Demonstration System) • “LIVE” RTPI System – DECEMBER 2003
  • 15. PORTAL Project Stakeholders Public Transport Operators Systems Manufacturers/Suppliers Consultants
  • 16. PORTAL Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI) Using Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) from Global Positioning Satellites (GPS) and (GPRS)/MESH to deliver bus location and arrival time data, “Real Time”, information can be transmitted to public kiosks and displays, via the AVL server using Fibre/ADSL/Mesh/802.11b The displays are integrated into bus stops and I+ kiosks at transport Interchanges.
  • 17. PORTAL Communication Architecture ADSL ADSL ETHERNET MESH Firewall Leased Line, ADSL or Mesh Radio MESH
  • 18. Real Time Information Bus Stops I+ Information Kiosk
  • 19. 5.8GHz / 54mbs Radio Link
  • 20. RS1000D / BT 100mbs Datalink
  • 21. MESH IAPs MESH Routers
  • 22. PORTAL Real Time Information Bus Stops Providing travellers with free access to: • Real time bus arrival information • Journey planning • Real time traffic and travel news • Timetables • Transport ticket sales • Maps and walking links • Tourism and e-government services • Real Time Train arrivals and departures (UK’s first)
  • 23. PORTAL Real Time Bus Arrival Information Display • Hi bright LCD display screen • Accessing information over hi speed internet (ADSL) and Mesh/802.11b wireless • Fully integrated within the Adshel bus shelter • Providing significant advantages over traditional LED displays
  • 24. PORTAL Real Time Bus Arrival Information Display • Real time update on bus arrivals • Branding opportunities for Council and operators • Clear text and graphics
  • 25. PORTAL Destination Information • Destination information • Real-time disruptions “Due to street works, all buses in the city centre may be delayed” • Public announcements – Events, or important announcements
  • 26. PORTAL I+ Touch Screen Terminal Equipped with: • Accessible touch screen • On-screen keyboard for data entry…
  • 27. PORTAL I+ Touch Screen Terminal • Thermal printer to print out maps, tickets and journey plans • Card reader to accept payments for travel tickets. Ready for smartcards • Free email facility
  • 28. Commercial Road
  • 29. Highland Road
  • 30. Highland Road
  • 31. Lessons learned • Implementation costs : will always be more than expected • The technology employed moves faster than the project • Most of all Aim HIGH!! : “low aspirations will result in mediocre results”
  • 32. Thank You For Your Attention Any Questions ?

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