Campus News

April 4, 2011

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Cliff shuttles get interim fleet, Android app

Emory's Cliff shuttles have a new look. The University recently switched to an interim fleet as the result of signing a new contract with First Transit, its previous vendor.

The refurbished interim shuttles have been re-wrapped in a new design, but still retain the Cliff name and character.

"It's a cleaner, classic, more Emory-centric look," says Adele Clements, director of Transportation & Parking Services.

The new contract gives Emory a new fleet of buses, expected to roll out in spring 2012.

The interim fleet continues to operate sustainably, fueled by biodiesel.

Shuttle routes and schedules remain the same.

In other shuttle news:

Find a Cliff shuttle from anywhere with the TransLoc Transit Visualization app, now available for Android.

The TransLoc map on the Parking & Transportation website that tracks shuttle locations in real time is available as a mobile, iPhone and Android app, says Alice Sloan at Transportation & Parking Services.

The free TransLoc Transit Visualization app offers:

• Faster loading of the map;

• Viewing of multiple routes; and

• Geolocation features.

A recent enhancement lets the rider see the next two expected arrival times for each stop. Data that records travel times between stops has been enhanced to boost service efficiency for managers of the system.

Mobile Web and WAP provide access to real-time location and next stop information, as well as a small map for all active buses and routes. Riders can also access announcements of events or delays that might impact the trip.

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