Title

BusMe: The Road to Better Public Transportation

Lead Author Major

Computer Science

Lead Author Status

Senior

Second Author Major

Computer Science

Second Author Status

Senior

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Shon Vick

Faculty Mentor Email

svick@pacific.edu

Faculty Mentor Department

Computer Science

Additional Faculty Mentor Name

Osvaldo Jimenez

Additional Faculty Mentor Email

ojimenez@pacific.edu

Additional Faculty Mentor Department

Computer Science

Abstract/Artist Statement

Buses do not have the best reputation when it comes to public transportation in most places. They are thought of as an unpleasant and off-schedule mode of transportation. This makes buses as a form of public transportation not as desirable in comparison to taxis or ubers. These taxis and ubers on the other hand create more pollution, use more space on the roads while carrying less people, and are overall not as eco-friendly as buses. As a result, if we could somehow make buses more convenient, faster, and more eco-friendly we could get rid of the issues that other modes of transportation cause. This web application will provide both bus drivers and bus passengers useful information from their internet-connected device. When the bus drivers will go on the web application they will be able to see the various bus stops where people are waiting, which will allow them to skip stops where nobody is waiting. The bus passengers on the other hand, will be able to input the number of people in their party to let the driver know they will need that many seats, so if the bus is too full the driver does not even have to stop at that particular location. Furthermore, the passengers will be able to see the exact location of the bus, so they can estimate when it will arrive at the particular stop they need to be at.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

4-5-2018 2:30 PM

End Date

4-5-2018 4:00 PM

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BusMe: The Road to Better Public Transportation

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Buses do not have the best reputation when it comes to public transportation in most places. They are thought of as an unpleasant and off-schedule mode of transportation. This makes buses as a form of public transportation not as desirable in comparison to taxis or ubers. These taxis and ubers on the other hand create more pollution, use more space on the roads while carrying less people, and are overall not as eco-friendly as buses. As a result, if we could somehow make buses more convenient, faster, and more eco-friendly we could get rid of the issues that other modes of transportation cause. This web application will provide both bus drivers and bus passengers useful information from their internet-connected device. When the bus drivers will go on the web application they will be able to see the various bus stops where people are waiting, which will allow them to skip stops where nobody is waiting. The bus passengers on the other hand, will be able to input the number of people in their party to let the driver know they will need that many seats, so if the bus is too full the driver does not even have to stop at that particular location. Furthermore, the passengers will be able to see the exact location of the bus, so they can estimate when it will arrive at the particular stop they need to be at.