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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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Dial A Stop

I would like to see an on board system or app that could automatically signal for a bus stop by simply entering in a bus stop ID number on a key pad on the bus or from a phone via bluetooth technology. The system would also ideally alert the person requesting the stop via text or alarm that they are at their correct stop. This would be useful for people with sight impairments or developmental disabilities, yet would ...more »

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