Cost

Three Transport of Rockland (New York) buses were equipped with a "next stop" annunicator system for approximately $7,000 per bus.


12 September 2000
Rockland County,Rampo,New York,United States


Summary Information

The Transport of Rockland, in New York installed equipment on three of its 27 buses to automatically announce “next stop” destinations and display on-board route information to assist travelers in unfamiliar areas. The cost to equip each bus was about $7,000. At each bus stop the system automatically announced, in two languages, the location of the next stop and then displayed route destination information on an electronic message sign (2-inch text) located at the front of each bus. On-board global positional systems (GPS) were used to track the location of each bus, and ensured the automated announcements were accurate.


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Source

New buses tell riders where they're heading

Author: Clary, Greg

Published By: The Journal News

Source Date: 12 September 2000

URL: http://www.nyjournalnews.com/rockland/091200/12talkingbus/

System Cost

Equipment cost per bus: $7,000 (2000).

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Transit Management Center (TR)

Keywords

Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA

Cost ID: 2003-00022