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Innovation Train

NJ TRANSIT Innovation Team set out to pioneer the next generation of global transportation services through our projects, such as the Innovation Train/Bus. While there are many technologies on the market, typically, no one deployable product exists that can fulfill our goals. As a result, for this project, we ‘invented’ the future — a single stack of the ideal configuration of hardware, software, and standard operating procedures replicable across the entirety of NJ TRANSIT’s system.

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We employed two configurations of the following technological features: broadband mesh private network to fill communication gaps; an expanded 10G backbone to increase bandwidth and speed; edge computing for real-time video access and analytics; seamless onboard and station Wi-Fi; automated passenger counts and analytics; UWB-based wayfinding solutions; IoT-based elevator and escalator monitoring for increased rider accessibility; and multi-mode plan, book, and pay for a streamlined door-to-door commute. 

Innovation Train Project 1 - Broadband Mesh Private Network
Innovation Train Project 2 - Expanded Backbone

Innovation Train Project 3 - Mobile Edge Compute

Innovation Train Project 4 - Public Private WiFi

Innovation Train Project 5 - Automated Passenger Count

Innovation Train Project 6.1 - Micropositioning Wayfinding Part 1

Innovation Train Project 6.2 - Micropositioning Wayfinding Part 2

Innovation Train Project 7 - Elevator Status Monitoring