BUS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM * USA: Chicago T.A. hopes new system reduces bus-bunching
* Illinois - CTA hopes new technology boosts bus reliability
-- The Chicago Transit Authority on Monday showed off new technology that may help address a problem as old as traffic — buses bunched together and going nowhere fast, while riders endure long waits for service elsewhere on the same route... Transit officials didn't go so far as to predict that new communications equipment connecting bus drivers with the CTA's control center would lead to extraordinary service improvements that will generate rave reviews and reverse a worrisome slide in bus ridership... The low reliability of bus service contributed heavily to an 8 percent decline in CTA bus ridership in 2014 compared with 2013, transit officials said... The bus management system is produced and managed by Clever Devices Ltd., a New York-based transportation-technology company that also is the vendor for CTA Bus Tracker... The CTA is using federal funding to pay for the project, officials said...
(Photo: Chicago traffic in mirror) -- Chicago, ILL, USA - The Chicago Tribune, by Jon Hilkevitch - 11 May 2015
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