Sep 4, 2008

TTC and bus tracking system

The Toronto Transit Commission has given its approval for Grey Island Systems International, to develop a system that gives travellers constantly updated information on the arrival times of their TTC rides.

Grey Island says its Next Vehicle Arrival System, or NextBus, will use GPS satellite technology, the Internet, interactive signs and cellphones or other wireless devices to inform the public of when vehicles will arrive at a stop.

The TTC has decided that it is going to enter into the 21st century. The system will provide actual arrival times, not scheduled times. This would be great for people that have to wait in bad weather or alone at night. The toal cost is just a mere $9,920,000.

The Canadian Press: Toronto transit to award $9.2M contract to Grey Island for bus tracking system.

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