Boston College has announced a plan to install GPS tracking systems in its campus shuttle buses, reports the Tufts Daily. The devices, which will be similar to Tufts’ JoeyTracker, will allow students to monitor the buses’ locations via a web site beginning next semester. The college will use the GPS technology on both of its shuttle routes. The GPS installation, which will be funded by the college, and the web site should be available by the fall, "barring any major technical or logistical problems," said Al Dea, president of the Undergraduate Government of Boston College. A student initiative to create an iPhone or iTouch application to track the shuttles is also in its preliminary stages, he said. Dea, a junior who helped present the GPS tracking proposal to the BC administration, said the system will provide greater convenience and safety for students who use the shuttle buses. When putting together the proposal for the GPS monitoring devices to present to the university’s administration, student leaders looked to other schools with similar technology. "We kind of took a look at whatever we could find," Dea said, citing MIT, Stanford, and Harvard as examples of schools with GPS trackers…

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