Billiken Shuttle Service to Offer Real-Time Tracking
The new service, provided in conjunction with DoubleMap and Express Transportation Services, will allow passengers to track Billiken Shuttles en route.
Saint Louis University has implemented DoubleMap, a leading provider of real-time transit information to the world's leading educational institutions, municipalities and airports, to be used with the Billiken Shuttle Service for the upcoming year.
DoubleMap will give students, faculty and staff instant, real-time GPS location of the SLU Billiken shuttle system on any computer or mobile device, while also giving transportation administrators the technology to achieve operational efficiencies.
"Transportation Services has partnered with Express Transportation Services (ETS) at SLU to utilize the installation of the DoubleMap tracking solution incorporating this into our new ETS shuttle contract," said Brandon Verhoff, director of director of Sustainability and Benchmarking in Facilities Services. "This new tool is installed to help students track the Billiken Shuttle system and make the shuttle program more user-friendly."
The idea for the use of the system was introduced by the Student Government Association, said Verhoff, who encouraged Facilities Services to utilize a tracking system.
"The addition of the mobile applications for Android and iPhone are a definite bonus and we hope that students at SLU will find real value with the system," Verhoff added. "We're very pleased with the process from start to finish and look forward to working with DoubleMap."
"It has been great working with Brandon Verhoff and Dennis Scanlan (ETS) to implement DoubleMap at SLU," said Ilya Rekhter, spokesperson for DoubleMap.
"Implementing a technology solution is never easy, but we were excited to take the first step with a prestigious organization such as Saint Louis University."
About Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of nearly 14,000 students on two campuses in St. Louis and Madrid, Spain. Building on a legacy of nearly 200 years, Saint Louis University continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to a higher purpose, a greater good.
DoubleMap is a leading provider of an innovative Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) platform for university and public transit systems. The DoubleMap team is proud to offer a nimble solution built on the latest technology and focused on ease of use for clients across the world. Both internally and through partnerships, the DoubleMap solution offers: GPS Bus Tracking, Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL), Automatic Passenger Counting System (APC), National Transit Database (NTD) Reports, run/block system, Automated Voice Announcements System (AVA), historical reporting, digital signage, camera surveillance, vehicle telemetry/vehicle diagnostics, unique transportation solutions, Android and iPhone/iOS applications, and a mobile website. Additional information about DoubleMap's ITS technologies are available at firstname.lastname@example.org.