Mobile apps help students answer, ‘Where’s the bus?’

Tiramisu uses crowdsourcing to tell riders if there are any remaining seats.

College students waiting patiently for the campus bus or shuttle can find out exactly when their ride will arrive, if it’s packed to the brim, and—for disabled students—whether or not the vehicle has room for a wheelchair: All it takes is a few taps of their smart phone.

Students and faculty members on many campuses use smart phone applications designed for any transit system, while others have apps specifically for their campus.

Carnegie Mellon University is among the schools creating the smart phone add-ons that keep a close virtual eye on the nearest bus.…Read More