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DCTA launching new Transit Tracker system

Technology| September 6, 2017

The real-time information in DCTA’s Transit Tracker system is powered by Swiftly who generates schedule data in General Transit Feed Specification R package format and real-time automatic vehicle location data (GPS trackers installed on agency vehicles).

Penn State expanding campus shuttle service

University| August 7, 2017

With the addition of the new Campus Shuttle route, Transportation Services will replace its Paratransit Shuttle service, which provided transportation for pre-approved students, faculty, and staff with mobility impairments.

Management & Operations| January 12, 2016

Q&A: Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Linda S. Watson

In September, the agency was one of the inaugural winners of METRO Magazine’s Innovative Solutions Awards at BusCon 2015 for its real-time bus and rail tracking initiative. METRO recently spoke to Watson about that project, as well as the first five years of her tenure and the industry’s opportunity to grow its profile in communities across the nation, including in Austin.

University| July 22, 2013

First Transit encourages connecting with university transit

Is the largest provider of university transportation services, operating in 26 colleges and universities throughout North America.

University| March 4, 2013

UT Survey: Bus replacement tops university transit budget wish lists

Operators are not only hoping to replace aging buses and vanpool vehicles, they are also looking for support for bicycle programs, electric vehicle charging stations and dispatch/demand-response software.
Bus| September 20, 2012

Avail, Montebello Bus team for passenger info project

Implementation of the new system will begin this fall and will enable MBL riders to obtain real-time bus information via mobile phone applications and Web-based applications, as well as the ability to receive email rider alert notifications.
Accessibility| June 25, 2012

A-Z, Elkhart deliver paratransit vehicles to Ariz.

Equipped with a front lift, AVL, camera system and custom graphics. The buses were ordered and delivered in less than five months, using a CalACT-MBTA Vehicle Purchasing Cooperative RFP.
University| December 12, 2011

Wash. State riders to benefit from AVL, GPS mapping

When the AVL system is fully integrated, riders will be able to look online to see where buses are located, see if there are delays, and see the exact times for pick-up and delivery to their destinations. New phone applications are also being developed to streamline the information.
Accessibility| October 4, 2011

Telvent, IVU to extend AVL, real-time passenger info partnership

The combined solutions will empower transit agencies and operators to track and manage vehicles using advanced, real-time positioning data. The analysis of routes, stops and schedules will provide decision support information for operators and advanced reporting to transit agencies.
Bus| May 18, 2011

Improving Bus Service Cost and Efficiency Using Indoor Location Systems

The new efficiencies in service that automatic vehicle location brings are being extended into transit yard operations using systems that can provide very accurate vehicle location through covered parking garages and maintenance facilities.
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