08 May 2008

NextBus @ MIT ~ Replacing ShuttleTrack...

Very good to see MIT Saferide replacing ShuttleTrack with the NextBus service as written up by The Tech in an article entitled Saferide Will Use New NextBus Tracking System Starting In July. It turns out I suggested the original proposal to iCampus for the ShuttleTrack idea to Bhuwan Singh (RIP) back in the early 2000's. Bhuwan talked the later student PIs into taking it on and it's pleasing to see it get going as an example of MIT campus as a transportation-solutions testbed. But ShuttleTrack became ill-maintained and flaky, so it's great to see NextBus.

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