Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Connected and Sustainable Mobility

The Connected Bus

The Connected Bus is a landmark innovation and a key element of the Connected Urban Development program's Urban Transportation Technology framework. Begun in summer 2007, the pilot project is a collaborative effort involving Cisco IBSG -- the global strategic consulting arm of Cisco -- and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). They are jointly designing, developing, and delivering The Connected Bus pilot for the City and County of San Francisco.

Through The Connected Bus pilot, the team seeks to enhance the overall customer experience of using public transportation in San Francisco, thereby attracting more riders. The program is designed to provide accessible passenger information through prominent display of on-bus, real-time information, including status of connecting lines at key transfer points, allowing riders to reach their destinations more reliably. In addition, it streamlines transportation management operations and delivers capabilities and services that address carbon emission reduction and operational costs.

Read more at the resource link below.

Resource: http://www.connectedurbandevelopment.org/connected_and_sustainable_mobility/connected_public_transit/the_connected_bus