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TCAT Provides Real-Time Information

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit Inc. (TCAT), Ithaca, NY, has begun providing real-time information to its passengers via free mobile apps and its website as part of a $1.5 million Information Technology/Intelligent Transportation System contract with Avail Technologies.

TCAT also is working with third-party developers to make data available in other mobile apps including the internationally available TransitApp, which offers a trip-planning function.

“Everyone has preferences about what types of interface they like to work with and what they’re really trying to get out of an app. We are especially pleased and very grateful that Transit[App]’s team went above and beyond to have their app available to TCAT riders at the start of the real-time rollout,” said Service Development Manager Matt Yarrow, manager of the agency’s side of the project.

The majority of funding came from the city of Ithaca, with partial support from federal sources.

In coming weeks, TCAT will install electronic monitors displaying real-time information at its two main hubs in Ithaca and two stops on the Cornell University campus. Additional monitors will be added as funding becomes available.
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