TCIP is an extensible and modular standard allowing for data exchange between transit business systems, subsystems, components, and devices. It covers C2C, agency-to-public, agency-to-infrastructure, and system-to-system communications. The benefits extend beyond vehicles, operations, and passenger information to business systems and subsystems noted above. TCIP defines mechanisms for the exchange of information among transit business systems, subsystems, components, and devices. It covers transit agency business systems for:

  • Authorized Business System (ABS) – e.g., bus stop management system
  • CAD/AVL System (CAD) – e.g., track and monitor vehicle locations
  • Customer Service (CSS) – e.g., complaint investigation
  • Data Repository (DR) – e.g., storage of schedule data
  • Fare System (FS) – e.g., fare type reporting
  • Operator Assignment System (OAS) – e.g., manage pull-out/pull-in
  • Geographical Information System (GIS) – e.g., ridership history by location
  • Asset Management System (AM) – e.g., forecast and plan scheduled maintenance
  • Parking Management (PRK) – e.g., parking garage management system
  • Payroll (PAY) – e.g., payroll calculations
  • Scheduling (SCH) – e.g., blocking and runcutting
  • Traveler Information System (TRV) – e.g., passenger information display
  • Garage Revenue System (GRS) – e.g., collection of cash and data
  • Transit Security (TS) – e.g., facilitate, monitor, and control access to CCTV images
  • Garage Server (GS) – e.g., logging and reporting functions
  • Passenger Counting (PC) – e.g., collect passenger count data from vehicles


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