NTI Integrating Transit Applications: Defining Data Interfaces Using TCIP Course
REGION 10 BULLETIN NO: 10-01
Subject: NTI Integrating Transit Applications: Defining Data Interfaces Using TCIP Course
Program Area: Training
Date: January 12, 2010
The National Transit Institute (NTI) will be presenting a FREE course ($450 for consultants and contractors) entitled, “Defining Data Interfaces Using TCIP” course in 2 locations:
January 26 - 27, 2010
Center for Urban Transportation Research
University of South Florida
February 3 - 4, 2010
Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO)
The goal of this course is to help transit professionals and vendors systematically define data interfaces between applications using the Transit Communication Interface Profiles standard (APTA TCIP-S-001 3.0.3). The TCIP model architecture and the associated building blocks will be reviewed. In addition, participants will practice using the TCIP Implementation and Requirements Capabilities Editor (TIRCE) to create and respond to RFPs for applications that are TCIP compliant.
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Define the relationship among ITS architectures at the national, regional, and agency level
- Recognize the advantages of using standards
- Describe the purpose of the TCIP standard
- List the TCIP building blocks
- Discuss how to use TCIP for a transit technology procurement
- Use the TIRCE tool to specify TCIP interfaces for a project or product
The course is facilitated by industry professionals with extensive experience in the development and implementation of this standard.
Target Audience: This course is intended for individuals who identify, procure, and implement Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for a transit or transportation agency, as well as vendors who are creating TCIP compliant systems and applications.
Experience Level: This is NOT an introductory level course. Participants should possess basic knowledge of computer systems communication, database structures, and transit business systems interactions. In addition, experience with writing requirement specifications for transit information systems would be helpful.
Register online at http://www.ntionline.com/. From the home page, click on Advanced Technologies and then the course title. For more information, contact NTI Program Coordinator Greta Ritz at (732) 932-1700 ext. 255 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The FTA Region 10 office contact is Annette Le at (206) 220-4461 or email email@example.com.