The Adoption of Transit Communications Interface Profiles in the Transit Industry

Factors Inhibiting Adoption and Recommendations for Moving Forward

This report identifies the institutional and economic reasons that have impeded the adoption of TCIP standards into the public transit industry. Overall, there is a fundamental tradeoff to be made in the adoption of technology standards such as TCIP, a tradeoff between short-term benefits which accrue to individual actors, and long-term benefits which accrue to the industry at large.