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How open-source platforms helped 2 agencies manage real-time info

Many agencies still rely on expensive proprietary software for trip planning and real-time customer information, which present such issues as lack of user-friendly interfaces and a concomitant price structure in which license renewals and software modifications generally cost in the thousands annually.

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi sensing from mobile devices may help improve bus service

University of Washington researchers have developed an inexpensive system that uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals from passengers’ mobile phones and devices to collect better data about where bus riders get on and off, how many people use a given stop and even how long they wait to transfer to another bus.