A public transit ridership becomes the rule in everyday life, so does the increased need to keep people safe. Advancements in mobile technology allow monitoring and troubleshooting like never before.
10.7 billion number of trips taken on U.S. Public Transportation (2013).
7,300 Organisations providing public transportation in the U.S.
A Transit Breakdown (The Good Kind):
- + 3.8% Bus Readership
(In cities with a population of <100,000)
- + 2.8% Heavy Rail
(Subways and elevated trains)
- +2.1% Light Rail
(Modern streetcars, trolleys, and heritage trolleys)
- +0.5% Paratransit
128, 500 transit vehicles on 12,746 miles of track, and served 5,017 rail and bus stations roughly operated in the U.S. Transit System (2013).
- Public transit ridership +37.2%
- Vehicle miles traveled +22.7%
- Population growth +20.3%
You Can Never Be Too Safe
Several agencies exist with sole purpose of monitoring, reviewing and training those who work in public transit. It’s all for the sake of safety.
U.S. Department of Transportation – Created the Motorcoach Safety Action Plan (MSAP).
MSAP’S Safety Provisions Target These Areas:
- Vehicle Maintenance
- Crash Avoidance Measures
- Driver Behavior
- Operator Oversight
- Driver Fatigue
American Public Transit Association (APTA) – The leading force in strengthening and improving public transportation.
APTA Security and Training Programs:
- Emergency Response Preparedness Program (ERPP)
- Peer Review Panels
- TCRP Publications on transit security
- Standards Program
- Information Sharing & Analysis Center (ISAC)
Positive Train Control (PTC)
- Federal Requirement for Most Reail Networks
- Tracks and adjusts train speed using train WiFi and GPS
- Reduces driver error
- Must be in place by December, 2015
SinglePoint’s mission is to connect people. Our solutions provide better communication for public transit systems… which will keep America moving safely.
- Real-time bus and train location details.
- Passengers view real-time information from a web browser or mobile device.
- Enhance safety of passengers and drivers.
- Rugged in-vehicle WiFi / GPS / Ethernet Devices
- Easy monitoring of usage, WiFi status and device status
- Remove management
In-Vehicle Video / WiFi Improves Bus Safety
- Prevents driver error
- Improves driver training
WiFi Improves The Paratransit Experience
- Enhanced scheduling and dispatch
- Superior vehicle tracking
Benefits of connected vehicle techonoloy
- Prevent crashes – internal sensors avoid crashes before they happen
- Real-time transit information provides riders with accurate schedules
Singlepoint have previous released an infographic that I’ve published back in October 2013 and how they were using WiFi to keep passengers connected.