TITLE

UK's First 'Wigglybus'

PUB. DATE
October 1999
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Oct99, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The first 'Wigglybus' scheme was launched in Great Britain which gives residents a personalized service by picking up and dropping off passengers when and where requested. The scheme uses the RAM Network to transmit passenger details and bus location information. Each bus is equipped with in-vehicle mobile data terminals and uses satellite tracking information transmitted over the network of the bus transport call center. Those buses were designed and developed to combat rural isolation by giving passengers their own personal pick-up points without the need to adapt to inflexible bus timetables. The scheme was initially launched in the village of Pewsey Vale in England were passengers may call the Call Center and book a bus to collect and deliver them.
ACCESSION #
11510471

 

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