This is a solution mostly offered to entities in charge of public transportation for the community. Cities such as City of Doral and City of Hollywood in South Florida are using TSO Mobile's Public Transportation solutions to put an end to unsatisfied passengers, and to put a start to proper management and control of their operations.
With our "Public Tracker" passengers will start loving using your public transportation system. Not only they can see the exact location of busses, trolleys, etc., but they can also see estimated times of arrival, routes, receive alerts, and more. Passengers can also access our mobile public tracker from any smartphone or device with internet access.
By just dialing a set phone number for the specifi public transport system, for example +1(866) 638-6010 for City of Doral's, an automated system will guide you and give information about current location, route, and estimated time of arrival. Good for people with phone without internet access.
Among the many features, the "passenger counter" is a key one. Top of the line, realiable, and tested multiple times, our passenger counter provides the most accurate information about the current amount of passengers in the vehicle. With this information you can setup alerts about vehicles being overloaded, or analyze time frames with low or high volume of usage.
Many public transportation systems lack of tools to control and manage their operations and be able to provide passengers with a pleasant experience.
With TSO Mobile's public transportation solutions, entities will experience increased productivity, improved dispatching, increased security, reduced operations costs, but most importantly, passengers will start seeing the reliability of their public transportation system and increase ridership.
Monitor and track public vehicles in real-time while providing location and routes information to passengers.
TSO Mobile's GPS Vehicle Tracking and Fleet Management solutions tailored for the public transportation industry, provide a high level of monitoring capabilities with up to the minute location information frequencies. Cities, counties, and any other entity with public transportation vehicles will be able to monitor and track in real-time while providing location information to the passengers. A wide variety of installation options for the GPS vehicle tracking devices are available.
The focus and goal of our Public Transportation solutions is to provide entities with an advanced and reliable platform so they can provide passengers with an advanced and reliable transportation experience. This part of our Public Transportation solutions does exactly that! It gives entities access to a complete fleet management and dispatching platform where they can monitor public vehicles, their activities, key events that trigger automated alerts and much more to assure all operations are always running smoothly.
Passengers can view in real-time the location of public vehicles as well as access routes and many more information.
The power of GPS Vehicle tracking is now in the passengers' hands. This means a whole new public transportation and ridership experience. Passengers will have access to view in real-time the location of the public transportation vehicles (busses, trolleys, etc.). This information together with information about routes and other monitoring tools will help passengers improve their public transportation experience, trust its reliability and increase ridership.
Passengers can view Estimated Times of Arrival (ETAs) to every stop in the public vehicle's route and see if vehicles will arrive late.
Passengers will avoid having to wait outside for long periods of time for late busses, trolleys, shuttles, and any other public vehicle. Our Real-Time GPS Vehicle Tracking Technology allows us to provide passengers with Estimated Times of Arrival (ETAs) to every stop in the public vehicle's route. Not only can TSO Mobile provide ETAs by going into its routes database and reading locations, but also by identifying when vehicles are late because of any type of issue. This solution means a lot for passengers and it plays a big role when wanting to increase ridership.
TSO Mobile's Automated Voice and Text Information System (AVIS and ATIS) gives passengers a whole new level of control.
No access to the internet? No problem! Passengers can also get real-time information about the whereabouts of public vehicles through voice or text. Our Automated Voice Information System (AVIS) and Automated Text Information System (ATIS) give passengers even more tools to use public transportation like never before.
If they do not have access to a mobile app or computer, or if they need location or ETAs information quickly, they can simply dial or text a phone number (provided by TSO Mobile). By dialing they will access a voice menu, and by text they will receive quick information about the public vehicle's current location or ETA to the next stop.
TSO Mobile's Automated Passenger Counters "APCs" help monitor and analyze passengers usage of the public vehicles.
The Automated Passenger Counters (APCs) system monitors passengers coming in and out of the vehicles through all doorways. This is done with a pair of infrared (IR) light beams mounted horizontally across the doors.
Passengers freely pass through the doors and break IR beams in sequence. This generates an entering or exiting count which is merged so it transmits a formatted message via RS232 serial link to the vehicle's GPS Vehicle Tracking System.
Live video from TSO Mobile can be installed in the vehicles to monitor in real-time driver and passengers behavior.
Live video monitoring is a very important addition to our solutions for Public Transportation Systems. Monitoring visually what happens inside of the public vehicles is key when it comes to providing a secure and reliable public service. Endless are the stories about unpleasant situations happening from either drivers or passengers. Drivers being rude to passengers, passengers not acting properly, drivers breaking behavioral policies that could affect routes performance and more, are situation that every public transportation entity needs to be aware of; Live video is the only solution that will provide a real high level of monitoring and control for these type of situations.
TSO Mobile provides a series of easy to use live video monitoring software and hardware tools. Unlike many other video monitoring solutions, TSO Mobile's is connected and synchronized to our Real-Time GPS Vehicle and Fleet Management system to be able to provided additional tools such as automated logging of activities, alerts, and much more.
LED signs and annunciators can be installed inside and outside of the vehicles to provide updates about upcoming stops.
Additional to all the tools TSO Mobile makes available for passengers to improve their ridership experience, the LED signs and annunciators will improve their experience inside of the actual bus.
Automated on-board visual and audio announcements will keep passengers up-to-date about the vehicle's location, routes and upcoming stops. This is a great benefit for both visually impaired and hearing challenged passengers.
TSO Mobile's LED Signs and Annunciators are ADA compliant and dispatchers can gain remote access to configure what signs will display or announce.
Electronic displays with information about location, ETAs, or marketing ads can be placed at every stop.
PIDs are extremely helpful for passengers due that they can be placed at every stop to provide real-time location information of the public vehicles, estimated times of arrival and departure, as well as information about late vehicles and why they are late. TSO Mobile's Public Information Displays are all of our Public Transportation Solutions put together in one single screen. If the passengers do not have access to a computer or mobile device to track the public vehicles, view arrival forecast or call/text for automated information, they can see all of this information in the PIDs placed at every stop of the public vehicle's route.
Also, PIDs are great to generate revenue for the entity by placing advertisement and be able to use some of this income towards the automation and improvement of the Public Transportation system. On the other hand, they can also be used to provide passengers with important information about the city, school, hospital, amber alerts, and just about anything.