University

No. Arizona U. launches new bus tracking system

Posted on December 13, 2010

[IMAGE]Bus3-2.jpg[/IMAGE]Last week, Flagstaff, Ariz.-based Northern Arizona University's Parking and Shuttle Services announced a new bus tracking service is available to students, faculty and staff for download onto mobile devices and accessible via the Web.

"Riders can see when a bus is coming to a nearby stop from their desk or mobile device and stay out of the weather," said Erin Stam, director of Parking and Shuttle Services.

In addition to tracking the shuttles around campus, the new system can receive up-to-the-minute announcements about situations that impact service, such as road closures, accidents or weather-related slow-downs.

Mobile and Web users will see a detailed campus map showing clearly marked bus stops, estimated arrival times and pop-up information about each bus.

During peak hours, the shuttle service deploys 15 buses along the circular route around campus. Daily ridership for the shuttle system reaches more than 7,500 patrons. The shuttle service is also free to visitors.

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

More News

Research shows nationwide increase in job accessibility by transit

The study, from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota, ranks major metropolitan areas by job accessibility via transit.

University of Illinois launches mobile payment platform for parking

MobileMeter, a mobile pay parking app powered by passport, allows users to monitor parking sessions, extend parking sessions remotely, view payment history, and receive email receipts.

LANTA to provide free rides for Lehigh University students, staff

The authority and university have agreed on a reimbursement rate per trip taken.

Ohio's TARTA reaches agreement to provide university shuttle services

There are 16 Ohio colleges and universities with similar partnerships with their regional transit authorities, however, UT’s agreement with TARTA is unique in that faculty and staff also benefit with free access to community bus routes.

ASU student liked public transit so much he sold his car

Last summer, while traveling in Munich, Ryan Wadding saw how simple and enjoyable public transit and walking can be.

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