Moderated by Tom Sabulis
Last week, I wrote about my frustration with long wait times on MARTA and talked with agency officials who explained the cost of adding more service. Today, I visit with a Georgia Tech engineering professor who is trying to cut down on the inconvenience of waiting by introducing technology that will keep riders informed on how long it will take before their bus or train reaches their stop or station. In our second column, a transit consultant comments on the Atlanta streetcar system’s projected wait times.
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Aiding transit in real time
By Tom Sabulis
Given metro Atlanta’s transportation mess, it’s refreshing to find progressive thinkers who are looking to improve things within the existing infrastructure, at little cost to anyone.
Kari Watkins is an engineering professor at Georgia Tech who, while at the University of Washington, co-developed a computer application for Seattle transit called OneBusAway. The app taps into