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DoubleMap App Helps USI Students Locate Shuttles in Real Time

On occasion many students, faculty and staff ride the University of Southern Indiana shuttles to and from class. Some have experience waiting and missing the bus. A smart phone app hopes to solve that problem.
EVANSVILLE, Ind.- On occasion many students, faculty and staff ride the University of Southern Indiana shuttles to and from class.
Some have experience waiting and missing the bus. A smart phone app hopes to solve that problem.

"It's real convenient! Especially in this cold weather you don't have to wait on the bus so long", said Tyler Miracle.

Tyler is one of those students that rides the bus 3 or 4 times per day. He now uses the Doublemap app. It's like a hand held tracking device for all the buses on campus.

"It shows the whole map of where they go and each bus stop is labeled", added Miracle.

The app also allows users to isolate only the routes that they are interested in. Tyler says he's using his time more efficiently.

"It saves a lot of time with it when your on the bus".

Time and the best use of it is what the university hopes to offer students.  

"It allows us if there are any complaints; like a bus that has been at a bus stop too long, we can fix that. Also we'll be able to message on this app to say if a bus is running late" said Steve Woodall, director of public safety.

Woodall first became aware of the device from an alumna of USI.

"People in general they want that immediate gratification. They want to know exactly when the bus or service is going to be there Its the University serving the needs of the campus community", Woodall added.

USI entered into an agreement with the METS bus system to track four USI shuttles and two METS buses that commute students onto the campus.
The Doublemap is free and can be downloaded on I-phones, PC's, and tablets.  


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