PARTA Paratransit Vehicles

Status: Existing


Represents PARTA's paratransit vehicles and their respective on–board ITS equipment. On–board ITS equipment includes AVL/GPS systems and security cameras. Future on–board ITS capabilities may include automated passenger counters (APCs) and information displays / signs.


StakeholderRoleRole Status
Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority (PARTA)OwnsExisting

Physical Objects

Vehicle OBE
Transit Vehicle OBE
Basic Transit Vehicle

Functional Objects

Functional ObjectDescriptionUser Defined
ITS Management Support'ITS Management Support' provides management of the ITS Object. This includes management of regulatory information and policies, management of application processes, management of communication system configuration and update management, communications interfaces, protocol–specific techniques to ensure interoperability such as service advertisements, communications congestion management and interference management, local device states and communications information, billing management, fault management, service level and performance monitoring.False
ITS Security Support'ITS Security Support' provides communications and system security functions to the ITS Object, including privacy protection functions. It may include firewall, intrusion management, authentication, authorization, profile management, identity management, cryptographic key management. It may include a hardware security module and security management information base.False
Transit Vehicle On–Board Fare Management'Transit Vehicle On–board Fare Management' supports fare collection using a standard fare card or other non–monetary fare medium and detects payment violations. Collected fare data are made available to the center.False
Transit Vehicle On–Board Information Services'Transit Vehicle On–board Information Services' furnishes en route transit users with real–time travel–related information on–board a transit vehicle. Current information that can be provided to transit users includes transit routes, schedules, transfer options, fares, real–time schedule adherence, current incidents, weather conditions, non–motorized transportation services, and special events are provided. In addition to tailored information for individual transit users, it also supports general annunciation and/or display of general schedule information, imminent arrival information, and other information of general interest to transit users.False
Transit Vehicle On–Board Paratransit Operations'Transit Vehicle On–board Paratransit Operations' forwards paratransit and flexible–route dispatch requests to the operator and forwards acknowledgements to the center. It coordinates with, and assists the operator in managing multi–stop runs associated with demand responsive transit services including paratransit. It collects transit vehicle passenger data and makes it available to the center.False
Transit Vehicle On–Board Trip Monitoring'Transit Vehicle On–Board Trip Monitoring' tracks vehicle location, monitors fuel usage, collects operational status (doors opened/closed, running times, etc.) and sends the collected, time stamped data to the Transit Management Center.False
Transit Vehicle Security'Transit Vehicle Security' provides security and safety functions on–board the transit vehicle. It includes surveillance and sensor systems that monitor the on–board environment, silent alarms that can be activated by transit user or vehicle operator, operator authentication, and a remote vehicle disable function. The surveillance equipment includes video (e.g. CCTV cameras), audio systems and/or event recorder systems. The sensor equipment includes threat sensors (e.g. chemical agent, toxic industrial chemical, biological, explosives, and radiological sensors) and object detection sensors (e.g. metal detectors).False
Vehicle Data Subscription Management'Vehicle Data Subscription Management' manages data subscriptions for an end user. It provides access to a catalog of available data, manages the necessary user information and rules that govern the data subscriptions, supports communications with data providers to collect data per the subscription rules, and makes the data available to the end user. It provides the local user interface through which a user can specify and manage subscriptions. It supports different mechanisms for collecting data for the end–user including one–time query–response as well as publish–subscribe services.False

Physical Standards

Document NumberTitleDescription
ISO 21217Intelligent transport systems –– Communications access for land mobiles (CALM) –– ArchitectureISO 21217 describes the communications reference architecture of nodes called "ITS station units" designed for deployment in ITS communication networks. While it describes a number of ITS station elements, whether or not a particular element is implemented in an ITS station unit depends on the specific communication requirements of the implementation. It also describes the various communication modes for peer–to–peer communications over various networks between ITS communication nodes. These nodes may be ITS station units as described in the document or any other reachable nodes. ISO 21217 specifies the minimum set of normative requirements for a physical instantiation of the ITS station based on the principles of a bounded secured managed domain.
NIST FIPS PUB 140–2Security Requirements for Cryptographic ModulesThis Federal Information Processing Standard (140–2) specifies the security requirements that will be satisfied by a cryptographic module, providing four increasing, qualitative levels intended to cover a wide range of potential applications and environments. The areas covered, related to the secure design and implementation of a cryptographic module, include specification; ports and interfaces; roles, services, and authentication; finite state model; physical security; operational environment; cryptographic key management; electromagnetic interference/electromagnetic compatibility (EMI/EMC); self–tests; design assurance; and mitigation of other attacks.

Interfaces To

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Basic Vehicles
Commercial Vehicles
Connected/Automated Vehicles
County and City CV Service Monitoring Systems
EZfare Mobile App
ODOT Connected Vehicles Roadside Equipment
Ohio Certification System
Ohio Cooperative ITS Credentials Management System
Ohio CV Service Monitor System
Ohio Object Registration and Discovery System
PARTA Equipment and Fleet Service Facilities
PARTA Paratransit Dispatch
Payment Devices
Personal Information Device