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Improving Bus Passenger Convenience

Public transportation is provided by approximately 8000 organizations in the US, with around 1000 providing bus service. The overall goal of transportation agencies is to make mass transit the first choice for everyone’s transportation. The most important factor is the rider experience, which is a combination of convenience, information systems like bus arrival apps, and reliable transit times. One of the best ways to increase ridership is by improving rider experience. And one of the best ways to improve rider experience is by providing wireless communications onboard.

Transit operators can create a wireless communications hub for vehicle systems and riders using the Digi TransPort® WR44 R. This versatile, rugged, enterprise class router is designed specifically for public transportation applications. Four features contribute to enhancing passenger experience:
  • Wi-Fi hotspot to serve passengers with content filtered internet access for laptops and tablets. A click-through splash page can be configured to build the transit agency’s brand and ensure acknowledgment of terms of use.
  • Ethernet ports provide a priority datalink for onboard computers, displays and sensors.
  • Vehicle interfaces to connect to legacy serial devices.
  • Device Manager enables remote management of devices from anywhere to keep applications and devices up and running.
With a solid infrastructure in place using the Digi TransPort WR44 R, transit operators can improve passenger experience, not to mention fleet efficiencies and full vehicle system connectivity.
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