We recently completed a project which deployed our Travel Assistance Device (TAD) software for GPS-enabled phones to several additional transit agencies in Florida. TAD is designed to aid new riders, especially those with cognitive impairments in using fixed route public transportation by providing real-time guidance such as “Get Ready…” and “Pull the Cord Now!” messages when the rider should exit the bus at their stop. The final report, Travel Assistance Device Deployment to Transit Agencies is now available.
For more information on TAD, visit our Travel Assistance Device page.
This project was conducted under funding from the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR), the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Florida Department of Transportation.