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CCRTA Logo Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) Intermodal AVL
The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) AVL Program utilizes Mobile Data Terminals installed on the CCRTA Fixed Route and Paratransit vehicles. A computer program has been created that connects to the CCRTA Fleet Operations software and obtains the AVL of the vehicles, which is then presented to the user using the mediums listed below. The Fixed Route vehicles are shown as red bus icons on the mapping mediums. Paratransit vehicles are presented as blue bus icons. The PDA display can be displayed on any mobile device capable of rendering an ASP.Net active server page and can be read using text to speech programs to persons with visual disabilities.

CCRTA services the entire Cape Cod Region of Southeastern Massachusetts.

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  For schedules please visit CCRTA's website


MWRTA Logo MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) (Boston, MA) Mobility Manager
The MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) AVL Program utilizes two different device types to deliver the location of its both Paratransit and Fixed Route vehicles. For the Fixed Route Fleet, MWRTA utilized the GeoGraphics Lab' cell phone AVL device, using Motorolla i355 cell phones to deliver AVL information directly to the GeoGraphics Lab. The Fixed Route Service vehicles appear as red icons on the mapping interfaces. For MWRTA's Paratransit Fleet, they operate two services, the Dial a Ride service, servicing the towns of Ashland, Marlborough, Southborough, and Wayland, and the MetroWest Ride, servicing the towns of Natick and Framingham. The Dial a Ride service utilizes the same cell phone program as the Fixed Route Fleet and appear as blue bus icons on the mapping interfaces. The MetroWest Ride Fleet utilizes the same Mobile Data Terminal technology that CCRTA uses, and appears as yellow icons on the mapping interface. The PDA display can be displayed on any mobile device capable of rendering an ASP.Net active server page and can be read using text to speech programs to persons with visual disabilities.

MWRTA services member communities located in the Metro West Region of Massachusetts, just west of Boston.

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Last Updated: April 2014