Let’s start with the benefits of public transit I’ve always enjoyed the many benefits that come from using public transit. I got to ride my bike to the bus stop, gaining a few minutes of exercise along the way. On the bus, I either caught up with friends or colleagues or I read a book. On the way home, our … Read More
Last week several members of the TransLoc team traveled to New York City for the 2019 ACT International Conference. This year’s conference brought together over 650 professionals from across the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe to discuss a wide range of transportation topics and solutions to enhance mobility in communities worldwide. There were 40 educational sessions focused … Read More
Sometimes it’s hard to see how actions can affect outcomes, especially when dealing with transit planning. TransLoc Traveler gives agencies the ability to see THE FUTURE. Ok, maybe not. But it does allow agencies to see anonymized, real-time location information for their riders. For the first time ever, agencies can now gain a keen awareness of how riders actually use … Read More
Imagine a world where transit responds to demand before it happens. Utilizing our past product technologies combined with a new microtransit focus, we’re one step closer to making this world a reality. TransLoc OnDemand is more than just demand-response transit technology—it’s the next step in uplifting mass transit as a realistic mode of transportation for all.
Real time bus tracking information is a hugely valuable asset of any transit organization. But, it’s wasted if riders don’t know it’s available. In fact, across our 70 customers, transit administrators accounted for less than 1% of all real time information views in February 2013. So, whether your fall semester is about to ramp up or you’re in the middle … Read More
TransLoc’s mobile real-time transit information is revolutionizing transit not only for the general public, but also for riders with disabilities. Mike Switzer is an orientation and mobility specialist who teaches travel skills at the North Carolina Rehabilitation Center for the Blind (NCRCB). Mike recently came to the TransLoc office with some information that surprised and inspired all of us. He … Read More
When we found out that local transit rider, Catherine Clarke, bought her smartphone specifically to use TransLoc’s mobile app, we had to hear more. So, we reached out to Catherine to learn about why she rides the bus and what role TransLoc plays in her commute. She told us how using public transportation has not only saved her money, … Read More
“What is the greatest measure of success for a university mobile app?” This is the question we recently asked a group University CIO’s & mobile app managers they responded in unison: “Traffic, traffic, traffic!”
First impressions play a vital role in the success of any experience, particularly public transportation. One late bus or missed connection can negatively impact a rider’s decision to use transit in the future, and new research shows that bus delays often cause people to give up on public transportation all together.