Thursday, December 28, 2006

Real-Time dislay for bues?!

Labour's Transport Spokeswoman, Dr. Mary Upton has issued a press release calling on the 'Dublin Bus and the Minister for Transport, Martin Cullen, to develop a system to display real-time data about bus arrivals at bus stops around the capital.'

This is typical of Irish Politics. Focusing transport initiatives on the capital. When will they realise that the rest of the country needs these improvements also and may be better suited to testing the system! Im not sure how these would work as they will show how bad public transport, bus wise unlike the Luas which is up this year, is in Ireland especially if they show the timetabled time and the due time. The nearest city with these displays is Belfast so maybe they should be developed by Bus Eireann in Cork, Limerick, Galway, and Waterford where there is large suburban bus networks.

2 comments:

  1. Well, if they managed to put real-time displays of buses at each bus stop, they might be able to track how often buses are late, or sometimes just don't turn up at all. This is the main reason I don't use the bus, even though I could get one straight into work every morning. Just not reliable enough.

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  2. Mary Upton is a Dublin South Central TD.

    In Toronto the subway LCD displays were financed by the public sector through advertising but actual service announcements are infrequent.
    http://www.onestopmediagroup.com/index.php?module=onestopToronto

    It would be nice to think Dublin and Cork councils would be able to better negotiate better deals.

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