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October 28, 2013

Researchers to advance public transit access via high-tech design

Study will include using Tiramisu Transit app to understand how real-time trip information and community dialogue can empower accessible travel.


June 18, 2012

Real-time bus schedule app gets fed funding

The smartphone app Tiramisu has been in use in Pittsburgh since the summer of 2011 and is available for iPhone and Android phones. Thus far, users have recorded more than 30,000 trips on Port Authority of Allegheny County buses and trains.


February 13, 2012

Transit agency's cuts impacting Carnegie Mellon community

The steady decrease in available bus service has already changed the way that Carnegie Mellon students travel, with the university's shuttles and escort buses giving 40,000 more rides in 2011 than they did in 2009, according to campus officials.


February 13, 2012

Web Extra: Have you integrated Zipcar with transit?

Transit operators from universities in Pennsylvania, Texas and Michigan share how they are combining Zipcar with their transit systems.


December 12, 2011

Carnegie Mellon U. expands bus tracking app

Now available for Android as well as iPhones, the app,Tiramisu allows riders to tell other riders where and how full buses are. Since its July debut, riders have provided information about more than 11,500 trips.


March 2, 2011

RouteMatch acquires RouteShout

Product combines real street network data, real-time GPS information and predictive analysis algorithms to pull, convert and push real-time information to riders.


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