Public Transportation Tracking System Powered by Mobile Phones

The goal of the live public transit tracking system is to develop a turnkey solution for small- to medium-sized transit authorities. It is a live public transportation tracking system accessed and powered via mobile smart phones; service can also be accessed via standard web browser. It is being developed and deployed to a test bed in Denton, Texas, by students at the University of North Texas’s College of Engineering. Denton County Transit Authority is a local transportation authority that has agreed to work with the students and provide a test bed for research results. The system will be able to track any vehicle for city transit authorities, local church groups, pedicabs, public schools, and more. The result of the project will be the creation of a single system where transit authorities can manage their fleet and patrons and the public community can track the buses on route selection. The project is being built to provide a less costly tracking alternative to transportation authorities that ultimately leads to increased ridership while providing detailed ridership and entity statistics. In addition, the system caters to patrons by providing dynamic, real-time locations of transit entities on their mobile phones (iPhone, Android, etc.) and web browsers. The system is projected to be fully functional by spring 2012.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: 2012 Rail Conference

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01458145
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 5 2012 1:49PM