Lehman Center for Transportation Research at Florida International University

Development of Florida Transit Information System (FTIS) 2013

  • Sponsor: Florida Department of Transportation
  • Contact: Dr. Albert Gan, (305) 348-3116, gana@fiu.edu

  • Florida Transit Information System (FTIS) is a software suite developed to serve as a one-stop shop for transit planning information in Florida. The current version of FTIS includes three component programs:
    1. Integrated National Transit Database Analysis System (INTDAS), a database system designed for easy retrieval and analysis of multiple years of the National Transit Database (NTD),
    2. Florida Transit Geographic Information System (FTGIS), a standalone GIS system customized for transit planning for Florida's transit systems; and
    3. Automated Transit Stop Inventory Model (ATSIM), an automated data collection and analysis tool for transit stop inventories.
    All three components are freely accessible to the general public at www.ftis.org. While the system was developed mainly to serve Florida’s transit community, it is also applicable to users from other states. In particular, the INTDAS component system of FTIS has been widely applied by users from across the country. These users include consultants working on TDP and New Starts projects, transit agencies performing peer comparison and trend analyses, researchers and educators conducting research projects and giving classroom assignments, students working on their theses and dissertations, and even reporters working on their transit related stories.

    The purpose of this scope is mainly to update the various data components of the INTDAS database for another year and maintain the FTIS system.