April 7, 2014
Two seniors created SafeRide, which students can use to order a ride directly from their phone or computer. They designed the app in part to reduce wait times by alerting users when buses are en route and arrive at a stop.
March 3, 2014
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.
January 30, 2014
Capital District Transportation Authority’s iRide provides access to information on routes, schedules, arrivals, service advisories, enhanced maps and trip planning.
January 28, 2014
The two new MetroRapid lines connect several neighborhoods in Austin with major business, medical, education, and entertainment hubs along a 21-mile corridor. CapMetroApp, the agency’s free new app, will let riders purchase passes with their smart device, then use the device as their pass as well as provide trip planning.
January 22, 2014
Will Entriken, a software developer, was frustrated by late arrival times. The app provides what he says are more realistic arrival times than the agency’s published schedule.
January 9, 2014
TransLoc Rider lets riders set alerts to notify them when their bus is arriving and automatically identifies nearby transit agencies as well as the closest stop and its routes and arrival times.
December 13, 2013
Created to improve access to information on Vandy Vans, the university’s overnight campus shuttle. The app helps students plan trips, locate the van closest to them, and set reminders to alert them when a van is two minutes away from approaching their stops.
October 17, 2013
Won the South West Transit Association’s Hit the Spot award for its launch of a mobile application for smartphones earlier this year. “Go via VIA,” which provides riders with access to core tools, such as real-time bus arrival information and trip planning, won first place in the Social Media category.
The OCTA App Center showcases mobile and web apps packed with information about the transit system, making it easier for new and existing customers to determine schedules and plan trips. The page currently displays 15 free and paid apps for both Android and Apple iPhone.
September 24, 2013
Top apps selected use innovation and real-time data to improve transit guides, connect riders with subway artists and aid blind and visually impaired.
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