This new feature will keep track of departure times, ETAs of buses and trains, and also tell you where you should get down to reach your destination or to get a transfer.
Tiramisu, literally meaning “pick me up” in Italian, is a crowd-sourced app that informs users of the arrival time and seating availability for buses.Tiramisu uses a smartphone’s GPS to display nearby bus stops, which can be shown on a map or in “list view” for increased accessibility. Users select a particular bus stop to find out bus arrival times, which are based on reports from current riders, historic data, or the transit service schedule. Users can also get information on bus fullness to determine if they are likely to find an empty seat or room for a mobility device. Once on the bus, users can report on bus fullness and “record” their journey using their phone’s GPS, thereby helping to inform other Tiramisu users still waiting for a bus.
Commuting just got easier for disabled bus riders in Oxford, England. Separate spaces for luggage, guide dogs and wheelchairs have been created on Oxford Bus Company vehicles, and were launched by Oxford West and Abingdon MP, Nicola Blackwood in mid-September. The company will host sessions at Cowley House to help those with mobility issues familiarize themselves with the new layout of the buses.
In addition to the newly created spaces, the floor entrances on the buses can lower to the curb level and now have no steps. There are also high visibility handrails and wider spaces between front rows.