Rail

Charleston, S.C. adds iPad-powered mobile kiosk

Posted on August 24, 2011

[IMAGE]CARTA-Tommy-and-Mayor-4-2.jpg[/IMAGE]S.C.-based Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) and Slicker Interactive launched the first iPad-powered mobile kiosk, which gives CARTA riders a whole new perspective of Charleston.

The kiosks — installed on all twelve trolleys servicing the CARTA DASH routes — allow bus riders to interact with and search Slicker's popular City Slicker app, which provides users with a wealth of information about cultural sites and businesses. In addition to the interactive kiosk, the iPad powers a flat-screen monitor, which displays videos and images of establishments the bus is approaching.

City Slicker's Bus Tracker feature provides CARTA customers a way to check on the location of their bus while they wait. Until Slicker harnessed the potential of the iPad, this handy feature had been cost prohibitive because it required the installation of expensive, specialized hardware while Slicker's kiosks cost considerably less.

Slicker Interactive partnered with Direct Media to enable CARTA to have these kiosks installed on the DASH Trolleys in downtown Charleston. Slicker hopes to use this successful model with CARTA to continue to offer this enhancement for other transit systems across the country.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Amtrak designates developer for $1 billion Chicago Union Station revamp

Approximately 7,500 construction jobs are expected to be developed over the life of the more than $1 billion project, as well as an additional 7,000 to 8,000 permanent jobs.

NY employers exploring alternatives during Penn Station track work

Businesses and real estate specialists say inquiries have spiked for temporary office spaces that do not require travel through Penn Station, where weeks-long outages in July and August are expected to trigger a travel nightmare for employees living in New Jersey and Long Island suburbs.

Brightline unveils West Palm Beach station

The privately funded express inter-city passenger rail service will connect Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, with future service to Orlando.

Gov. Christie lays out deal with Amtrak for Penn Station track repairs

In announcing the deal, he said the Morris and Essex line will be most affected this summer. To offset the inconvenience, Christie is lowering the fare for a monthly pass, in some cases by as much as $280.

Alstom lands $55M German order for Coradia Lint trains

The diesel multiple units will be built in Alstom’s plant in Salzgitter and delivered by May 2019 to run on the RE Ulm-Aalen, RB Ulm-Langnau, and RB Ulm-Munderkingen lines.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close