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SlugTransit: A Location-Based Public Transportation Management System

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Executive Summary

In this paper, the authors describe SlugTransit, an on-line location-based system which allows public transportation systems to be managed in a cost-effective manner while improving over-all system's usability and user satisfaction. SlugTransit vehicles report their location in real-time to SlugTransit base stations; vehicle location information is then uploaded and stored in a database. Software updates and log le retrievals are done through SlugTransit gateway's. Through a visual, Web-based interface, system operators as well as users have access to current location information in real-time.

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