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USI launches GPS location app for buses

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The University of Southern Indiana has launched a new app that offers a real time transit information system.

The app is called DoubleMap.

It gives students, faculty, and staff instant real time GPS location of buses serving the campus community, including the METS West Connection and the USI Campus Shuttles.

"This new service is will help keep our students and the rest of the campus community informed when it comes to transportation options," said Steve Woodall, director of Public Safety at USI. "It's going to be a helpful service for everyone." 

The free DoubleMap app can be downloaded on most mobile devices and also is available online for PCs, laptops, and tablet devices. 

The interface shows both the user's location as well as the location of buses as they progress along selected routes.

For USI, Campus Shuttle routes show in blue, while METS West Connection routes show in red. Riders can click on specific stops to get estimated time of arrival information. 

So far, the system has been installed on the two METS West Connection buses and on four USI Campus Shuttles. 

A dashboard feature allows USI's Office of Public Safety to monitor buses and to add special announcements such as weather related delays or cancellations, changed routes, and other information that might affect riders.

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