This project brought the first real time transit information to North County San Diego.  Using a technology called NextBus, the project implemented GPS antennae on commuter rail and light rail trains, and integrated with existing radio automatic vehicle locators for buses.

 

The system required custom coding to support station signage and track information for vehicles being fed via XML feeds from the Train Dispatching System.  The project also implemented smartphone iOS and Android applications, mobile websites, and texting of real time updates for customers.

  • Project Budget:  $1.2 million
  • Project Timeline:  10 months
  • Source of Funds:  ARRA investment capital
  • Technologies:  COTS, LCD Panels, XML, iOS and Android apps, mobile websites, GPS
  • Role:  Technology Leader/Program Manager/CTO&CSO for NCTD