News Tagged With: bus-tracking
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March 3, 2014

UConn upgrades GPS units, resumes bus tracking

Prompted by problems with its Bus Tracker app, the transportation department activated 10 new GPS units. It replaced the old units over winter break after experiencing problems with them over the last couple of semesters.


November 26, 2013

Private bus co. thrives in Detroit

Andy Didorosi started Detroit Bus Co. in May 2012, buying six old buses and installing electronic trackers on them. The service sends the buses directly to where they are needed and when, such as to pick up students from after-school programs.


November 4, 2013

Ridership on U. of Tenn. system up 55%

Amounts to an increase of 96,078 primarily student passengers. The increase is attributed to UT branding on new buses run by First Transit, making them more visible, and bus tracking technology.


July 22, 2013

NextBus tech helps East Carolina U. improve transit

The service, which allows students to track their bus from anywhere using the mobile phone app or computer, has helped students track buses during the summer sessions, as the buses don't run as often.


July 8, 2013

U. of Ariz., Tucson bus system to unveil transit app

Will let riders track Cat Tran shuttle routes beginning this fall. Additionally, the names of the routes will change from a color-coded system to identifying the area of campus the shuttle will travel.


June 11, 2013

RIPTA to introduce BRT, bus tracking

The R-Line is RIPTA’s first Rapid Bus Route scheduled to begin service in January of 2014.


May 21, 2013

Transloc honored by White House as ‘Champion of Change’

Recognized for its leadership in rider-facing transit technology, and “having an incredibly positive and widespread impact on the way people think about and use public transit...” according to an FTA official. TransLoc powers N.C.-based Triangle Transit’s live bus tracking system, GoLive.


May 20, 2013

U. of Hawaii unveils bus tracking app

The University of Hawaii at Manoa is trying to increase ridership and create a strict, on-time schedule for its shuttles. It paid $15,960 for the app as well as the system of wireless transmitters installed in the buses.


June 19, 2012

Detroit DOT bus tracking improves system

Ninety-five percent of buses are using a tracking system that allows control center operators to adjust routes to fill any gaps caused by unpredicted delays. Operators say the system has made operations run smoothly.


May 16, 2012

New Orleans transit tests real-time bus tracking

The beta version for estimated time of arrival/real-time tracking, launched for consumer testing, lets riders subscribe to get real time status updates and alerts delivered to their mobile devices for their preferred routes and transit stops.


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