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Travel Assistance Device

he Travel Assistance Device (TAD) is a mobile application for global positioning system (GPS)-enabled cell phones that helps new transit riders navigate the public transportation system. TAD prompts the rider in real-time with a recorded audio message (e.g., “Get Ready” and “Pull the Cord Now!”), visual images, and vibration alerts when the rider should pull the stop request cord to exit the bus. Personalized trips are ...more »

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Help people feel safe riding transit

Often people who want to “retire” from driving have difficulty transitioning to public transit and become dependent on friends and family for rides. A technology that helps people feel more secure about riding transit. This would also be helpful for people with cognitive disabilities, especially people who are on the autism spectrum. It would be helpful to have a technology that informed riders when to expect the bus/train ...more »

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