The Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) initiated a Real-Time Passenger Information (RTPI) project to deliver real-time information to riders on the services that RTD offers including bus, Lightrail, and in the future, commuter rail. RTPI will include vehicle locations and predictive arrival/or departure times. To enable this, DatamanUSA is in the process of developing a Traveler Information System (TIS) based on a Service Oriented Architecture (Oracle SOA 12c platform). TIS will ingest and combine schedule data with data from computer-aided dispatch systems and third parties to provide a single feed for the entire system to multiple downstream communication channels. This reflects a build-once, deliver many strategy (depicted in figure A).

 DatamanUSA is currently focusing on the RTD website delivery of RTPI. The goal of this work order is to architect, develop, and implement the NextRide web application based on RTD’s requirements and on RTD’s IT infrastructure – Next Ride will give RTD’s riders access to real time arrival predictions and vehicle locations through RTD’s website Next Ride must be built on the Ember JS framework using Ember CLI. Next Ride will be the first application to consume TIS APIs. In addition, DatamanUSA is providing development and installation documentation, as well as providing training in the Ember framework and architecture to RTD front end developers and web developers.

Other Services provided by DatamanUSA to RTD include:
  • Development of a solution to take RTD’s vehicle tracking from an outdated manual system to an electronic tablet based system.
  • Taking RTD’s current Chrystal Reports to a BI platform.
  • .Net Architecture for the DMV License Plate web server migration project
  • GIS Programming
  • Laserfiche Migration
  • SharePoint Roadmap
  • Development of SharePoint Governance Policies
  • Help Desk Support
  • Over 25 staffing engagements