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Real-Time Passenger Data - How It's Improving Your Commute


Whether it be a train or bus, passenger load data solutions are more important in your daily commute than you may think. Everyday transit operators rely on data to plan operations and put their transit assets on the right route, at the right time and for the right duration.


Real-Time Passenger DataWithout real-time data, transit managers cannot accurately evaluate the quality and productivity of existing transit services, and more importantly, passengers, you, may be left waiting in uncomfortable weather.

One such company providing real-time data solutions is US company Urban Transportation Associates, Inc. (UTA). UTA gives immediate insight into individual route segments, enabling transit planners and operators to fine-tune routes quickly in response to changing travel demand. 

These data transmissions are achieved by installing CalAmp technology on a variety of transit vehicles including buses and rail systems delivering continuous location and passenger load data information. Passenger count data is then sent immediately over broadband or logged for later Wi-Fi collection via store and forward. Additionally, the devices can connect directly to vehicle engines via the J1939 interface to provide real-time fuel economy and emissions data, as well as predictive maintenance alerts and engine fault information.

Over 50 of the largest transit authorities in the U.S. and Canada already benefit from integrated UTA solution. The next time your bus arrives on time or you're able to catch a last minute train, you have passenger load data solutions to thank.

To find out more you can read a real-life case study here or contact Step Global for more information on how real-time data can help the efficiency of your assets. Call the Step Global office on +61 3 9551 7334 or email us at:

sales@stepglobal.com for more information.

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Article courtesy of CalAmp